Hemlock Creek Segment, Ice Age Trail
This segment of the Ice Age Trail crosses Pigeon Creek and passes through a small stand of even-age aspen and birch before reaching a prairie, which gives way to a stand of old-growth mixed hardwoods. The climax viewing area is at a large beaver pond with an Osprey nest and Great Blue Heron rookery consisting of more than 75 nests. The site offers some boardwalks.
From Birchwood travel west on State Road 48 one mile, turn left on Loch Lomand Blvd 2.5 miles to Finohorn Road (note large Ice Age Trail sign) and continue for 100 yards. Park on the shoulder of the road.
Dining: Near Hemlock Creek Segment, Ice Age Trail