The Gratiot River North Trailhead


Gateway to Dore Woods, Gratiot River North, and the Gratiot River County Park

 

DIRECTIONS TO THE GRN TRAILHEAD


From Houghton/Hancock/Calumet Proceed to Ahmeek (4 miles north of Calumet on US 41) then turn left on Hubbell Street (at the Ahmeek Streetcar Station) and go 2 blocks (the park will be on your left), then turn right on Bollman. After a couple blocks, Bollman turns into Five Mile Point Road. About 2.6 miles after leaving US 41, turn left on South Farmer’s Block Road. Go straight on South FBR for 1.0 miles (it changes names from SFBR to Tanskanen Road at 0.8 miles), then make the 90 degree right turn and continue for another 0.3 miles to the GRN Trailhead parking area.


From Copper Harbor/Eagle River Proceed to Eagle River on M-26. Just south of town, turn right onto Five Mile Point Road, which begins there. Continue on Five Mile Point Road for 9.2 miles, turn right on South Farmer’s Block Road. Go straight on SFBR for 1.0 miles (it changes names from South FBR to Tanskanen Road at 0.8 miles), then make the 90 degree right turn and continue for another 0.3 miles to the GRN Trailhead parking area.


To visit NWC Conglomerate Falls, follow the above directions above but go straight instead of right at the 90 degree turn on South Farmers Block/Tanskanen Road. The two track leads to a parking area near the falls. Motorized vehicles are allowed on the road only. Please do not drive up to or park at the cabin. If you would like to rent the cabin, please click here.  Please be aware that the first quarter mile of this road is an easement on private property.  Please drive slowly and do not leave the easement.


To visit NWC Seven Mile Point, follow Five Mile Point Road (7.0 miles from Ahmeek, 4.8 miles from Eagle River) and turn west on Sunset Bay Road. After 0.8 miles (at the entrance to Sunset Bay Campground), turn left on Seven Mile Point Road and proceed 1.2 miles to the NWC gate (open weekends noon to sunset, May 15 to October 15). The parking area is located about 300 yards beyond the gate. Please be aware that both Sunset Bay Road and SMP Road are private roads.  Please drive to SMP only during open hours.  Please drive slowly, and be especially cautious around and courteous to the 22 lot owners who have granted the NWC permission to use this road.


To visit NWC Merganser Pond, note that the first 0.6 miles of Sunset Bay Road traverses this natural area.  You may also access MP from several other small unnamed roads off Five Mile Point Road, and from the Copper Country State Forest land on the south side of the west half of the property.  Motor vehicles and deer bow hunting are allowed in the UPLANDS, EAST OF FIVE MILE POINT ROAD ONLY.


Printable GRN Trailhead map and directions