Porter Creek Natural Area

Park Address and Contact Information: 
Porter Creek Natural Area

00370 Snyder Rd. S.
Boyne City, MI 49712

Phone:  (231) 582-7040


Porter Creek Natural Area is located on Snyder Road (near the Advance area) and offers a scenic 1.6 mile trail loop.  This Natural Area is truly one of Charlevoix County's most beautiful walks. It offers abundant wildlife, fern meadows, cedar swamps, bogs, old homestead apple trees, red pine stand, and upland hardwood trees, all on an easy to moderate walk. You may also see salmon in Porter Creek that swim upstream from Lake Charlevoix.  Due to some of the low lands which may be wet at certain times of the year (spring), there may be detours to follow to stay dry.

For a trail map, please click here.

For park rules, please click here.

Porter Creek August 2020
                                Fields of gold at Porter Creek Natural Area

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                                                   Trailhead in winter

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                                       Entrance off of  South Snyder Road
poppy at Porter creek

                      Dogs are welcome at Porter Creek but must be on a leash.