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at Doolittle Memorial Park

Doolittle Memorial Park

Doolittle Memorial Park

Doolittle Memorial Park is a small wooded area belonging to Oceana County. The trail and park area was developed by Boy Scout Steven Miller as an Eagle Project.

There is a trail of about 3/8 mile- a simple loop with a cutoff across the middle, and one picnic table. However, combined with the loop at Gale's Pond you could hike about 1.5 miles if you walk between the two sites.


Nature Loop

Description is clockwise, beginning at the parking area. The trail is an old road of some sort, possibly a logging track. Veer left and into the woods from the parking area. This is the south end of the loop.

Continue to circle around to the north on the wide trail. Pass two benches. There are two small arrows marking the cutoff from the west side of the loop that leads back to the parking, or to continue on the outer loop.

Pass another bench and the trail begins to turn back to the east and then south to return to the parking area.

Access- off dirt 112th Ave.
Distance and time- about 3/8 mile
Trail Markers- some low arrows, gold on a brown background.
Condition of Marking- difficult to find the markers, but the trail is an old road and just makes a large oval
Treadway- old road, easy to follow although there are a couple of other dim roads that branch off the main oval
Grades- none- flat
Most recent date this info personally checked on foot- February 2012
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Picnicking- There is one picnic table near the parking area. No grill or fire ring

Interpretive Signs- There are 2 posts marking a hemlock and a white pine

Handicap Accessibility- This is all natural surface, but very level and wide enough that someone in a sport wheelchair could probably make it around.

Rest Rooms- none
Potable Water- none

Access- via dirt 112th Ave. to parking area.
Restrictions- no motor vehicles on trail, no camping
Seasonality- open all year, but parking may not be plowed in winter
Ecosystem- fairly mature forest
Other points of interest- Gale's Pond offers another short hike possibility
most recent date this info personally checked- February 2012
Additional Facilities- none
Maintained by- Oceana County
P.O. Box 31
Hart, MI 49420
Phone 231-873-4835
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To reach Doolittle Memorial Park drive east from Hart on Polk Road. In 2.5 miles turn south on York Road which angles southeast. In 2.2 miles turn east on Fillmore Ave (dirt) and then left at the T and left on 112th Ave. The park is reached in just a few yards. Latitude: 43.6611, Longitude: -86.2774

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