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NCNST through the Kellogg Biological Station

Here is a map or aerial image (your choice!) showing the track of the North Country National Scenic Trail through Michigan State University's W. K. Kellogg Biological Station in Kalamazoo County.

Note the following regarding this map:

  • The red track shows the entire pathway of the NCNST through KBS.

  • The green track shows road up to the new barn housing KBS's new robotic milking system.  According to plans, this will be a future spur from the Trail whereby hikers will be able to walk up to the barn and get a view of the robotic milking system in operation. 

The Trail through KBS is entirely off-road (except where it crosses vehicular roads).  At Baseline Road the NCNST becomes a roadwalk connector trail heading west on Baseline and then north into Barry County.

By playing with the drop-down menus in the upper right corner of the map image you can

  • tone down the background layer to better visualize details on the ground, and

  • select different background layers, including a Google Satellite image, a USGS topo map, a Google terrain map, an ArcGIS World topo map, or a plain-jane Google Street map.  Scroll the image to the right if necessary to activate the background layer selection menu

By using the map tool in the upper left corner you can also zoom in or out, and you can drag the image to change the center point.  Zooming in, then click 'n dragging the map in whichever direction you want, makes it easier to make sense of the marked waypoints, which in places are a bit bunched together otherwise.

Click here for a PDF version of the map below which you can download, print out, and take with you on the Trail.

For full screen map:  Click here for a full screen satellite image version of this map — or here for a full screen topo version.  Click on a yellow diamond for information about the related waypoint.  To locate a waypoint on the map from the list on the right, click on the yellow diamond in the list.  To return to this page, click on your browser's "go back" button.

KBS trails system brochure:  Click to access a PDF copy of the W. K. Kellogg Biological Station Trail GuideIt contains handy maps of all the trails and locations on the KBS campus, including the North Country Trail.  It is designed as a tri-fold and should be printed out on legal-size (8.5" x 14") paper.


Last modified: Saturday, September 09, 2017