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.
Fields of gold at Porter Creek Natural Area
Trailhead in winter
Entrance off of South Snyder Road
Dogs are welcome at Porter Creek but must be on a leash.