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Unforgettable Experiences: Loda Lake National Wildflower Sanctuary

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National Forest: Huron-Manistee National Forests

Nearest major town or city: Muskegon, Michigan

Growing up in Michigan, I always loved the variety of flowers on the west side of the state. Fortunately, the Loda Lake National Wildflower Sanctuary in the Huron-Manistee National Forests offers the perfect trail to satisfy the botanist in everyone.

While wandering around the trail, visitors can expect to see a large variety of wildflowers such as pink lady’s slippers, round-leaved sundews, jack-in-the-pulpits, and more. As the only wildflower sanctuary in the National Forest System, you won’t find an experience like this anywhere else in the country.

If you aren’t a flower expert, no worries — the park has signs and maps that will guide you through the flower biomes. Don’t forget to let your nose be your guide and embrace the fragrant smells of this unique mainstay in our National Forest System.

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