Day Hike at Mt. Minnie

It has been a cloudy winter, without much sunshine or much good snow for outdoor recreation. Here in Northern Michigan today on this February Sunday, we are having blue skies, with sunshine to make the snow sparkle.
Today was a first visit to the Mt. Minnie Nature Preserve in Honor, MI. This 65 acre preserve sits between Platte and Little Platte Lakes in Benzie County. The trail branches in two directions, with each being an out and back of 0.33 miles. Our entire hike clocked in at 1.28 miles on Backcountry Navigator. On the first trail, with a 135 ft hill, we had a specacular view through the bare winter trees of Platte, Little Platte, Lake Michigan, and South Manitou Island. On the second trail, we were at the water’s edge of Little Platte.
The trails were short and sweet, with beautiful views the entire time. The small parking lot was plowed and easy to find.

Trail to the top

Views from the trail

View of Platte Lake

Vince and Stacie

Hike to the top

Blue Skies

At the Trailhead

Baackcountry Navigator track

Sun on the snow