Avalanche Mountain Preserve

Avalanche Mountain Preserve is 300-plus acres of heaven for outdoor enthusiasts. In the warmer months, this city-run facility offers biking and disc golf.

Hiking here is a favorite pastime and the view of Lake Charlevoix from the top of the hill is well worth the 462-step climb. Trails range in difficulty from flat terrain to steep inclines. Hiking and mountain biking are allowed. 9K, 4 loops.

Avalanche is also a fun winter place to visit!