This ride is one of my favorites when I’m in the mood for a long slow, or fast, trek from town. When I’m tired of trucking it east to the NCT and I just want some miles. It should be noted that I go with a friend who grew up in the area and is an excellent navigator, if you can download the GPS track from his Garmin map and load it into your GPS, I’d highly recommend that.
We usually leave from the area of the Nordhouse School at the corner of Jebavy and Fountain Road. From there we go east on Fountain to Dennis Road and follow that to Townline. At the corner of Townline and Stiles we turn north on the two-track and go over a tributary of the Sable River. From there we go up a very sandy hill about a half mile or so and turn east on a two-track that becomes Freeman Road. At Quarterline we go north to Nurnberg Road.
Trailhead, a good starting point for this ride is the Nordhouse School at Fountain Road and Jebavy. You can also ride from town if you’re really into a long trek.
Bike Type, Mountain preferably, but a cross bike or a sturdy hybrid would get the job done.
Length, the loop shown is from a private residence, but from the school it should be 31 miles.
Post ride grub, Sable River Inn on 31 just north of Free Soil Road, any restaurant in Ludington.