East Colton Bay Road

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3/5 (2 reviews)
Drummond Island, Michigan (Chippewa County)
Last Updated: 11/12/2020

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On the northeast side of Drummond Island, East Colton Bay Road is an easy introduction to driving in the dirt on the island. The trail makes its way through the Maxton Plains Alvar Preserve giving you a chance to drive on and see this rare geographic feature up close and personal. Alvars are made up of a thin layer of soil with a limestone base underneath. These limestone portions of the trail almost look like ancient roads peaking out from the ground. Add East Poe Point Road and Bruce Point Road for about a half-day of exploration. Drummond Island is a 250 square mile island in the Great Lakes that sits right on the border between the United States and Canada. The island’s biggest tourism draw is it’s ATV routes and over 40 miles of ORV trails, many of which you can find detailed here on Trailsoffroad.com. While traveling these trails it’s not uncommon to see wildlife like osprey, blue herons, redheaded woodpeckers, and sandhill cranes. Get your tires a little muddy and explore this protected area of the island via East Colton Bay Road.

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3/5 (2)
Visited: 07/07/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Perfect day and pleasant drive.
Trail Review: East Colton Bay Road - James P Corrigan
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Rated 3/5
Visited: 08/31/2020

This was the first trail we did on the island and coming from Colorado, the muddy areas along it were fun to drive through. While there wasn't anything too exciting from an off-roading perspective, we did see a lot of birds and this was our first experience since the alvars up close.
Trail Review: East Colton Bay Road - JD Marshall
Trail Review: East Colton Bay Road - JD Marshall
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