Pere Marquette State Forest

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Pere Marquette State Forest
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
Map showing the location of Pere Marquette State Forest
Map showing State Forests in Michigan.
Location Lower Peninsula, Michigan
Coordinates 4403N 8547W / 44.05N 85.78W / 44.05; -85.78Coordinates: 4403N 8547W / 44.05N 85.78W / 44.05; -85.78
Governing body Michigan Department of Natural Resources

The Pere Marquette State Forest encompasses lands in Michigans northern Lower Peninsula, on the western side of the state. Counties within the Pere Marquette are: Leelanau, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Manistee, Wexford, Missaukee, Mason, Lake, Osceola, Oceana, Newaygo and Mecosta.

There are several trail-ways in the Pere Marquette, the longest of which are the Muncie Lake Pathway, at 11.5 miles (18.5 km) in length; the VASA Pathway, at 16.7 miles (26.9 km); and the Cadillac Pathway, at 11.3 miles (18.2 km). The trails are well suited to biking, hiking and cross country skiing.

The North Country Trail includes 65 miles (105 km) within the Pere Marquette, and over 1,500 miles (2,400 km) in Michigan as a whole.

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