Bald Mountain Recreation Area is popular in autumn with hikers, color peepers, mountain bikers, nature explorers and hunters. Many users fall under more than one category. (And once the snows arrive the north unit trails offer excellent ungroomed cross country skiing with some challenging hills.) For more on hiking the north trails see the October 31st Oakland Press 'Oakland Outdoors' hiking column: Section A. With hunting season here a few words of common sense caution are in order. To insure a safe experience it is advisable to wear some blaze orange or other bright colored clothes when hiking or cycling in areas open to hunting. And to minimize contact with hunters - who also wish to minimize their contact with you - stay on designated and marked trails.
A little mutual respect goes a long way in this 4,637 acre hilly wildland maintained and patrolled by the MDNRE for your enjoyment and use.
|NEW TRAIL SIGNAGE IS A BONUS FOR HIKERS-LOOK BEFORE YOU HIKE!|
|Small glacial created lakes and bogs provide habitat for beaver and fish. |
|One of the two DNRE owned rustic cabins available to rent.|
|Witch hazel is now in peak bloom. The delicate yellow spidery blossoms usually remain until Thanksgiving.|
|During hunting season it is best to stay on marked trails and not explore backwoods.|
|Sugar maples add brilliant color contrast in early November to a woodland dominated by oaks and evergreens|