East Poe Point Road

Drummond Island, Michigan (Chippewa County)

Last Updated: 11/12/2020
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Typically Open: Year Round
Permit Information: Permit Required - Click Here
Length: 2.77 miles
Highest Elevation: 661 feet
Duration: About 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Drummond Island
Nearest Town w/ Services: Drummond Island
Official Road Name: East Poe Point Road
Management Agency: Michigan Department of Natural Resources
District: Drummond Island Management Area


Highlight: East Poe Point Road
Drummond Island has many unique features, some easier to get to than others. East Poe Point Road is an easy and muddy dirt road that works it’s way north through the island’s alvars and onto the fossil ledges. The Fossil Ledges on Drummond Island is the fossilized remains of a 450 million-year-old sea bed. If you make your way to the beach, make sure to look and take pictures of the fossils you find but take nothing from the beach and help preserve it for future generations. On top of the fossils that are waiting to be found, Drummond Island has lots of opportunities for adventure. Drummond Island is 250 square miles packed full of activities for everyone in your group. The island has 13 distinct ecosystems that attract wildlife to match and is a destination for bird watching. If you’re looking for an easy day on the island trails with plenty to see, hop on the ferry and run this with Bruce Point Road and Colton Bay Road to get a taste of the island.


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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
The trailhead is on the northern side of Colton Bay Road.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Drummond Island, Michigan

From the Drummond Island Visitor Center drive south on S Townline Rd towards M-134 W for 125 ft. Turn left onto E Johnswood Road and follow for 2.2 miles to S Maxton Cross Road and turn left. Follow for 1.5 miles and turn right on S Maxton Road for 2.2 miles, then stay left to remain on S Maxton road for another 3.1 miles to the trailhead for East Colton Bay Road. Follow East Colton Bay Road to Waypoint 7.


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JD Marshall

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Jen & JD moved to Colorado from Chicago in May of 2015 for work and brought with them a 2001 stock Jeep Wrangler that had been garage bound for two years. Within a month of arrival, all rusty 170,000 miles of it was shaking on Colorado trails and they've never stopped. As time as gone on, their 2001 TJ had to be traded and a 2015 Jeep JK has been added to the family. JD works as a Systems Engineer for a cable company and Jen runs a business from their home during the week to pay the bills. When the weekend hits, they're almost always hitting the trail. When Sunday night rolls around, the question turns to, 'so what's next week?!'.
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