The 270-acre George and Sue Lane Preserve, located in Gladwin County was acquired by the Little Forks in 2017. The Lane Preserve has about 2.5 miles of trail that traverses the property over rolling hills, through forests and along the Cedar River. The trail offers a number of activity options, good for moderate skill levels and is open year-round.
The Lane Preserve is managed in partnership with Leon P. Martuch Chapter of Trout Unlimited. The property offers spring turkey and bow season for deer hunting through a permit system. Visit the Hunting page for more details.
Note: Parking Lot is not plowed in the winter months.
In partnership with Leon P. Martuch Chapter of Trout Unlimited, the George and Sue Lane Preserve is jointly managed in regards to the river corridor. We have been working together to create fishing access points along the Cedar River within the preserve boundaries.
For the quickest access to the river parking is available on M-18 to the east of the bridge at 5135 M-18 Gladwin, MI with a single track trail marked with neon green blazes (painted rectangles on trees)
Further access can be found using the public parking lot on Shearer Rd and hiking in on the trail or parking along Schmidt Rd on the south end of the property and hiking on a mowed path on the southwest corner of the property.
Fishing access points are unimproved and not labelled currently.
Check out the fishing map for more details
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