Earl K Dore Woodland

This property was donated to the NWC in 1993 by the Griffith Family to honor their friend and mentor, Earl K. Dore. Earl was a physician, musician, and logician who was known for his big heart and big laugh.  His conservation ethic and lifelong love of learning were a joy and inspiration.

Take a walk in the Dore Woods and let the serenity of the north woods and memories of loved ones rejuvenate your spirit.

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Eighty acres of oak and pine woodland on the Gratiot River Plateau, cut by fern-filled Taylor Creek gorge.

DIRECTIONS Park at the Gratiot River North Trailhead. Walk in on the main two-track about a quarter mile, then bear right at the “Y” in the road into Dore Woods. There are no other defined trails on the property, but the woods are fairly open and ready for exploration. After you pass the NWC Dore Woods sign, head due east to find the Taylor Creek Gorge. ALL of the property surrounding Dore Woods is private. Please stay on NWC property, and please stay on the trail easement as you enter and leave Dore Woods. Most boundaries are marked with Please Respect Our Neighbors signs.

HOURS AND RULES Open every day during daylight hours. No fee. Fires, camping, hunting, trapping, and motor vehicles are prohibited. 

Printable DW map and directions