at Doolittle Memorial Park
Doolittle Memorial Park
Doolittle Memorial Park is a small wooded area belonging to Oceana County. The trail and park area was developed by Boy Scout Steven Miller as an Eagle Project.
There is a trail of about 3/8 mile- a dogbone loop with a cutoff across the middle, and two picnic tables. However, combined with the loop at Gale's Pond you could hike about 1.5 miles if you walk between the two sites.
Description is clockwise, beginning at the parking area. The trail is an old road of some sort, possibly a logging track. Veer left and into the woods from the parking area. This is the south end of the loop.
Continue to circle around to the north on the wide trail marked "Paws." Pass two benches. Pass the cutoff from the west side of the loop that leads back to the parking, or continue on the outer loop marked "Eagle."
Pass another bench and the trail begins to turn back to the east and then south to return to the parking area.
Access- off dirt 112th Ave.
Distance and time- about 3/8 mile
Trail Markers- some low arrows, gold on a brown background.
Condition of Marking- difficult to find the markers, but the trail is an old road and just makes a large oval with one "bump"
Treadway- old road, easy to follow although there are a couple of other dim roads that branch off the main oval
Grades- none- flat
Most recent date this info personally checked on foot- August 2019
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Picnicking- There are two picnic tables near the parking area. No grill or fire ring.
Interpretive Signs- There are 2 posts marking a hemlock and a white pine
Handicap Accessibility- This is all natural surface, but very level and wide enough that someone in a sport wheelchair could probably make it around.
Rest Rooms- none
Potable Water- none
Access- via dirt 112th Ave. to parking area.
Restrictions- no motor vehicles on trail, no camping
Seasonality- open all year, but parking may not be plowed in winter
Ecosystem- fairly mature forest
Other points of interest- Gale's Pond offers another short hike possibility
most recent date this info personally checked- August 2019
Additional Facilities- none
Maintained by- Oceana County
P.O. Box 31
Hart, MI 49420
More- Oceana County Parks
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