We started with a short hike on the North Country National Scenic Trail, from Highbanks Lake (Lilley Twp Michigan) we went south, unfortunately Tilly (our 13 year old puppy) developed some foot problem and we had to turn around after walking a mile.
We don't often hike the NCT because it is not a loop trail, at some point you have to decide to turn around and head back where you came from. Or you could spot a car if you are with more people. But the North Country Trail is huge, here are a few facts about this trail.
The North Country Trail — 4600 miles stretched Across seven states, a footpath linking communities from New York to North Dakota.
Here is their website link, http://www.northcountrytrail.org/trail.php
We spent a couple of days at the cabin, and had the chance to walk our favorite trail, The Manistee River Trail.
We started on the trail near mile marker 3 and walked south 2 1/2 miles to one
of the big bends in the river. This is the point we had walked to from the south last month.
We crossed nine footbridges on this section of trail.