8400 N Sharon Road, Fife Lake, MI 49633
You may want to hold your breath as you pass through the gate at Deer Tracks Ranch Wildlife Preserve. Venturing into this unique wilderness by itself is spellbinding with 1,465 sprawling acres of mixed forests, 3 miles of trout streams, swamps, creek, small open fields and ravines. Bounded by a half mile of frontage on the Manistee River, a designated Blue~Ribbon Trout Stream, Deer Tracks Ranch Wildlife Preserve remains one of the most pristine and unbroken tracks of land in the northern Lower Peninsula. Despite the “out of the way” setting, Deer Tracks Ranch Wildlife Preserve, just 30 minutes from Traverse City and 2.5 hours from Lansing, is Michigan’s largest single high~fence hunting enclosure and is a haven for things to see and do. Climb aboard an ATV and tour the pristine preserve, hike or bike over 15 miles of winding trails, venture up the 110’ fully restored fire tower for a panoramic view of hundreds of miles of serene countryside or drop a canoe into the scenic Big Manistee River and fish for native trout, steelhead and salmon. The old~time hunting camp ambience is also felt in the rustic elegance of hand~crafted, world~class lodging accommodations that blend beauty and skilled craftsmanship with all the comforts of home and offering lots of plush extras. After a full day of adventures relax in the comfort of the Big Lodge; a unique custom~ built log home perched on the bank of the Manistee River. The Big Lodge has all the amenities of a fully~operational modern log home and gleams with rustic elegance. Easily sleeps 12+ and features a private master suite with private bathroom. If you prefer a bit more rustic, the Green Lodge, an authentic log cottage once owned by the Upjohn family, also nestled on the bank of the Manistee River, features custom touches including handmade furniture and 1960`s circa kitchen. The Green Lodge offers all the amenities of a well~equipped, old fashioned log home...
US 131 to Kalkaska. Take M-72 east to N. Pioneer Road south to Sharon Road S.W. Turn east. Follow to North Sharon Road and continue to gate entrance on left.