Turn between the Visitor’s Center and the Pines Resort, head past Lake Fanny Hooe for about 1 mile to reach Lake Manganese. (Along the way, stop and check out Manganese Falls on the left). The trailhead for the Red Trail is right by the rustic restrooms and informational kiosk.
This is a pristine little lake with nice beach to walk. Water birds including Common Loon seem to enjoy the quiet lake. Other species include Spotted Sandpiper, Northern Shrike, Swamp Sparrow, and many species of flycatcher and warbler. The views are great and the bird life plenty.
The Red Trail is about 2 miles uphill to the fairway of the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge. It is a challenging hike, but well worth the effort. Ruffed Grouse are often seen along the trail. * Please note, some of the trails are mountain bike trails and they have the right of way. They are moving fast, so be aware and ready to yield for them.