Marquette, Marquette County
Hiking Trails | Snowshoeing Trails
At this site you can hike an undeveloped trail through old-growth forest and around rugged rock outcroppings to a pristine bog habitat at Wetmore Pond. The pond is located on 480 acres of Mead Paper Company land which borders a 2,500 acre tract of Escanaba River State Forest. The trail is rough and uneven, but the viewing opportunities from the bog observation platform are well worth the effort. During the spring and fall migrations, ducks and geese congregate on the bog, providing excellent viewing opportunities. Portions of this area are open to public hunting. Contact the Michigan Department of Natural Resources for affected seasons and locations.