Earl K Dore Woodland

This property was donated to the NWC in 1993 by the Griffith Family to honor their friend and mentor, Earl K. Dore. Earl was a physician, musician, and logician who was known for his big heart and big laugh.  His conservation ethic and lifelong love of learning were a joy and inspiration.

Take a walk in the Dore Woods and let the serenity of the north woods and memories of loved ones rejuvenate your spirit.

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Eighty acres of oak and pine woodland on the Gratiot River Plateau, cut by fern-filled Taylor Creek gorge.

DIRECTIONS Access: park at the dead end of Tanskanen Road (0.25 mile past Conglomerate Falls Lane).  A single track hiking trail is flagged from the north end of the parking area (the first portion of the trail is through private property, with revokable permission).  There are no other defined trails on the property, but the woods are fairly open and ready for exploration.  ALL of the property surrounding Dore Woods is private. Most boundaries are marked with Please Respect Our Neighbors signs.

Please stay on NWC property, and please stay on the trail easement as you enter and leave Dore Woods. Do not go onto the private gated woods road at the southwest corner of the parking area.  *Contact us today (northwoodsconservancy@gmail.com) to help refine and build the new trail!

HOURS AND RULES Open every day during daylight hours. No fee. Fires, camping, hunting, trapping, and motor vehicles are prohibited.