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Briar Hill (1,706 ft) is the highest point in the lower peninsula of Michigan
|Elevation||1,706 ft (520 m)|
|Prominence||1,041 ft (317 m)|
Briar Hill, at 1,706 ft, is the highest point in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. It is entirely within the Manistee National Forest. The area was carved out during the last ice age, and retreating glaciers left large deposits of sand, which created Briar Hill and the nearby Caberfae Hills.
The region is subject to heavy lake-effect snow from Lake Michigan. No official weather records are maintained on the hill. Fauna in the area includes black bears, coyotes, fisher, marten, mink, white-tailed deer, gray and red foxes, porcupines, river otters and beavers. Access to the area requires bushwhacking as there are no marked trails.
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