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Hike This: Seven Hikes in One: The Brachiopod Trail

Constructed in the 1990s after high water levels closed the beach nestled in Whitefish Dunes State Park, the Brachiopod Trial’s incredible biodiversity is shown off through seven distinct natural environments that visitors pass through on its 1.5-mile loop. This wheelchair-accessible trail is as beautiful as it is fascinating, with plenty to offer hikers, birdwatchers and amateur biologists alike. 

The Brachiopod Trail in the summer. Photo by Dan Eggert.

BRACHIOPOD TRAIL

Where: Whitefish Dunes State Park

Distance: 1.5 miles

Difficulty: Easy

Highlights: Hikers will discover tip-ups (downed trees with their roots exposed); a wetland with all manner of wildlife to observe; sand dunes, of course; and much more.

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