East Bruce Point Road

Drummond Island, Michigan (Chippewa County)

Last Updated: 11/12/2020
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 3.58 miles
Highest Elevation: 607 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 Bruce Point Road
Management Agency: Michigan Department of Natural Resources
District: Drummond Island Management Area


Highlight: East Bruce Point Road
Drummond Island is home to the largest remaining Alvar in North America and East Bruce Point Road is access to the birds that inhabit this rare ecosystem. The trail runs through the Maxton Plains Alvar where you can see Herons, Sandpipers, Brown Thrashers, Savannah Sparrows, and an occasional grouse. This easy road is great for those who want to get a taste of the wildlife on Drummond without getting into some of the more remote and harsher areas of the island.


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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
The trailhead is on the western side of the intersection with S Maxton Road and East 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 to follow S Maxton Road for 2.2 more miles, then stay left to remain on S Maxton road for another 3.1 miles to the trailhead.


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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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