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Briar Hill (Michigan)
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Briar Hill (1,706 ft) is the highest point in the lower peninsula of Michigan
Highest point
Elevation 1,706 ft (520 m)
Prominence 1,041 ft (317 m)
Country United States
State Michigan
Counties Wexford

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.

Briar Hill in Autumn
Briar Hill in October 2018
Briar Hill (1,706 ft)
View of the Briar Hill moraine from N 15 Rd, facing south
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