Although the Burt Lake Trail is still in progress of being built, the trail along the west side of Burt Lake, from Brutus Road to the northern part of the lake, along Riggsville Road is ready for use! The best part about this section is that on both ends where there is parking, there are also additional trails to explore! The trail is a combination of crushed limestone and shared bike lane, and paved trail on the northern end. Learn more here.
Parking at the northern end is at “The Gorge” on the University of Michigan Biological Station’s property, with trails worth exploring. On the southern end, there are two options for parking, Maple Bay State Campground or Cheboiganing Nature Preserve.