The Drummond Island Township Park is located approximately 6 miles from the Ferry Dock. A directional sign on the left-hand side of M-134 leads you down a very winding hard packed gravel road to the park entrance (0.5 miles). It is a first come, first served park, no reservations. You can elect to use the park on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.
One of the beauties of this park is its vast tree canopy, located on the rocky shore facing west. The sunsets are gorgeous! One section of the park leads you to a sand beach, where the water is nice and shallow about 100 yards out. From the beach you can walk to a neighboring small island, which the kids really enjoy.
Photo by P. Strom
The park can accommodate RV’s as well as tents. There are 43 sites; three quarters of the sites have electric hook-up. There are two spigoted drinking water wells, concrete boat launch ramp, centrally located pavilion and out houses. Each campsite provides a picnic table and fire pit. Fire wood can be purchased at Wazz’s Party Plus, Sune’s Home Center and sometimes in the park. Grocery stores and restaurants are about two mile east.
Showers can be purchased at the Drummond Island Yacht Haven, Fort Drummond Marine, and Wa-Wen Resort (each about 4 miles from the park)
The Drummond Island Heritage Trail located next to the park is another nice feature. This trail is utilized for hiking, snowshoeing, bird watching, nature walking. The lower section is approximately one mile, and the upper section is another mile.
Drummond Island Tourist Association (DITA) 906-493-5245, 800-737-8666
The Heritage Trail is a 3.0 mile nature hiking and snowshoe trail located at the Drummond Island Township Park. It provides a unique experience for birding, hiking or geocaching in the warmer months and snowshoeing in winter. There is great variety for a trail of this size. The Lower Level leads you through beautiful woodlands as it travels to the rocky beaches that define the Drummond Island shoreline. Trail use is free.
Click onto button to view the Heritage Map. (This is an enlargement of the proposed trail.)
The varied forest terrain and location on the shore of Potagannissing Bay bring many different habitats together in a small geographical area. Flora lovers will enjoy the woodland flowers that mark the inner trial system and are seen in great numbers in the small natural forest openings. Traveling through many habitats, the trail is rich in woodland wildlife in every season. Look for whitetail deer and signs of other animals on your hike. Watch for forest birds along the trail, and waterfowl and loons on the bay.
The trailhead is located on the park entrance road, 0.3 miles from M134. Parking is available at the trailhead. Bathroom facilities are available at the Township Park in summer months. The trail is marked with wooden directional signs and “You Are Here” location maps. The majority of the trail can be hiked or snowshoed easily by the novice. Trail maps are available at the trailhead, the Drummond Island Tourism Association (DITA) office, and at www.dixcc.com
All of this information, including printable maps and more, can be viewed at The Drummond Island Cross Country Club website www.dixcc.com
Williams Preserve Trail
Williams Preserve trail is brand new! It was opened in late summer 2008. Its trail head is located on the east corner of the Maxton, Tourist Road intersection. A parking area is provided and it’s close proximity to Drummonds main lodging complexes should make this a popular trail.
Photo by D. Sandell
Click onto button to view the new Williams Preserve Trail. (This is an enlargement of the proposed trail.)
The Rainbow Trail
By Nancy Marsh
The Rainbow Cross Country Trail offers groomed cross country skiing in winter (only skiing, no snowshoeing, no trail fees) and hiking and birding in the non winter months. Located on state land on the Maxton Cross Road, this trail is 5.0 miles long. The main trail has a series of seven loops off of the "Main Street" and back to it again. Short trail segments interconnect several loops, making it easy to return to the trailhead for shorter excursions or provide variety for extended trips.
Laid out over rolling terrain, through open spaces and hardwood forest, there is a mix of sun and shade. The contour varies from very even to mildly uneven. Outdoor enthusiasts, nature lovers and birders will enjoy the wealth of flora and fauna indigenous to this region. The changing terrain of canopied forest, open fields and an inland lake provide a variety of habitats shifting in every season.
Expect a pot of gold? Maybe not, but you could expect to see a rainbow as the unusually high number of rainbows sighted on this trail is just part of what makes this trail unique.
The trailhead is located on the west side of Maxton Cross Road, 0.2 miles south of the intersection of Maxton Cross Road and Maxton Road. Parking is available at the trailhead. Bathroom facilities are not available at the trail but are available nearby. The trail is well marked with “You Are Here” location maps. Trail maps available at the Drummond Island Tourism Association (DITA) office, and at www.dixcc.com Or printable from this web-site.
All of this information, including printable maps and more, can be viewed at The
Drummond Island Cross Country Club website www.dixcc.com
Drummond Island Resort
Click onto button to view the Rainbow Trail. (The map is a JPEG.)
Click onto button to view this informative map. (The map is a PDF.)