In the Michigan area there are three National Forests that the Detroit community can access. In just hours you can experience these national treasures for yourself. The islands of green in a sea of people will welcome you and your family with open arms.
Forests and Cities
Huron-Manistee National Forests
Location: Upper-lower Peninsula of Michigan
Loda Lake National Wildflower Sanctuary - The only wildflower sanctuary in the country
Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Area - A unique dune ecosystem on Lake Michigan
Lumbermans Monument - Monument and visitor center looking at conservation education, and influence of the lumber industry on the development of Michigan
The State and Private Forestry branch of the Forest Service promotes sustainable forest management of non-federal forestland, enchancing the ability of these non-federal forests to provide clean air and clean water.
Michigan is included in the Northeastern Area of State and Private Forestry which includes 20 Midwest and Northeast States.
The Research and Development branch of the Forest Service is the world's largest forest research organization.
Michigan is part of the Northern Research Station. There are research labs located in Lansing and Houghton.
The mission of the Northern Research Station is to improve people's lives and help sustain the natural resources in the Northeast and Midwest through leading-edge science and effective information delivery.
Whether you're roughing it in a tent or planning a family outing to a national forest, there are many ways to make sure your experience is fun and safe. Consider these safety tips when you visit a national forest or national grassland.