Wellston Arboretum Trail

Huron-Manistee National Forests


The Arboretum Trail is a short, easy-to-walk trail that provides an educational experience to visitors. The trail passes through a variety of trees planted in the 1940’s as part of a tree-growth experiment. These tree species come from Europe, Asia and all over the United States. Educational signage along the trail identify individual species.

The Arboretum Trail highlights the history and importance of this area, dating back to the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Chittenden Nursery of the 1930’s and 40’s. The trail is scenic and secluded and offers a self- guided walk through history.


Hiking is available on all trails.

Mountain biking is allowed on the trails; please be respectful of pedestrians.

Come enjoy the trails in the winter!

  • No ORV’s allowed on the trails
  • No campfires allowed
  • Remove trash and pick up after your pet.

GPS Coordinates:
44.209608, -85.970988

From Manistee:
– Travel east on M-55 toward Wellston
– Turn right and travel south on Bosschem Rd for 1 mile
– Turn left on Pine Lake Rd/US Hwy Forest 8410 & the parking lot is immediately on the right

PARTNERSHIP: The Wellston Arboretum Trail is supported by a partnership between the Manistee Conservation District, the U.S. Forest Service, and Dublin Heights Sports Club. The trail was officially re-opened to the public in August 2022. The project was funded, in part, by a grant from the Manistee County Community Foundation – Minger Family Endowment Fund.

U.S. Forest Service
Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District:
1170 Nursery Road
Wellston, MI 49689
(231) 848-7090

Manistee Conservation District:
8840 Chippewa Highway
Bear Lake, MI 49614
(231) 889-9666

Dublin Heights Sports Club:
3864 S Snyder Rd
Wellston, MI 49689
(231) 499-3098