Ionia County Highpoint Trip Report
five areas (950+ ft)
Date: October 13, 2001
Author: Bob Schwab
There are five contours in this extreme northwest corner of the county and three
of them are dissected by roads. All five lie within an active orchard.
From the intersection of Routes 44 and 91 just west of Belding, go west on Route
44 for 2.6 miles to the county line (Montcalm Avenue). Turn right and drive
north on Montcalm Avenue for about 1.5 miles to Fisk Road. Continue north for
about 0.5 mile and you will cut across the first contour, which intrudes from
the west. By "circling the block" you will drive across two more contours on
Jenks Road (parallels Montcalm Avenue, about 0.5 mile to the east). There are
east-west orchard access roads that can be followed (with permission) to visit
the two interior areas. I thought the western and the southern contours were
the highest, but all five can be visited quite easily.