Friday morning, second day of our trip and our 34th wedding anniversary, we took a hike on the Manistee River trail. But before we left and after a hearty breakfast, we took Tilly out for a walk since she would be staying at the cabin while we went for the longer hike. Last year we took her on a 10 mile walk, it is just too much for her 14 year old body.
Sunrise at the cabin
We decided on starting our hike at Red Bridge on Coates Highway, this is the south end of the Manistee River Trail.
There is a parking area just east of the bridge on the south side of the road, to access the trail you cross the road (Coates Highway) then follow the trail along the road about 1/4 mile to trailhead.