Arcadia Dunes: Baldy Trailhead
Why it’s great for the first time hiker & biker…
Short 2 miles of trail
Best segment(s) for a 2 hours or less hike
“Old Baldy” is one of the coolest dunes in Michigan!
Recently completed in 2016, the ADA accesssible walkway will take you on a 0.5 mile walk right out to Lake Michigan and a beautiful scenic overlook. In addition, the other loops in the “Old Baldy” trail network are great for beginners with a few segments that we would classify as moderate difficulty (not ADA accessible). Hike the trails and enjoy majestic views from ‘Old Baldy’ – a dune overlooking Lake Michigan. Short, steep climb to the dune. No beach access. Parking lot and trailhead on west side of M-22, 0.75 miles south of Joyfield Rd.
Trail Amenities/Quick Look:
- ADA Accessible walkway from Baldy Trailhead to Lake Michigan (.5 miles)
- Information Stations at trailheads and intersection markers
- Benches along trails
- Scenic Lake Michigan overlook