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One of many bayous along the lower portion of the river, Blacksmith is an oxbow lake left from an old river channel. The river channel moves during geologic time, creating new meanders in the mile-wide river valley. The North Country Trail follows the ridge along the bayou and crosses the entrance road. This is a good area for ice fishing.
From Manistee -
Travel east on M-55 for 15 miles.
Turn left and travel north on High Bridge Rd. for 2 miles.
Turn left and travel west on Chicago Ave. for 1 mile.
Turn right and travel north for .5 miles to the site entrance.