Pelizzari Natural Area

This trail is good for Hiking

Just a mile from the base of the Old Mission Peninsula, the open meadows and forests at Pelizzari Natural Area have become a regular destination for many Traverse City residents. The previously farmed land now offers nearly 3 miles of trails that loop through wide open fields, hardwoods, pine plantation, and old hemlock forest. 


Note: Not all sections of each trail are approved for every activity listed for the trail as a whole. Please click on individual trail sections to see approved activities for that section.

Map Legend

  • Trail Head
  • Historical Site
  • Beach
  • Natural Feature
  • Campground
  • Park
  • Cultural Interest
  • Scenic View
  • Educational Interest
  • Visitor Center
  • Emergency Care
  • Water Access
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife or Nature Viewing
  • Trail Friendly Business

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