The Walter Kirkpatrick forest area was dedicated to Mr. Kirkpatrick for his live-long love and dedication to the forests here in Antrim County. Mr. Kirkpatrick, along with Raymond Murphy and Edgar Wright were responsible for the acquisition of much of the County owned forest land properties. The county received the property under Michigan's Natural resources and Environmental Protection Act PA 451.
The Kirkpatrick forest is contiguous to the Glacial Hills Natural Area and together make up over 785 acres of public forest land.
From Bellaire: Travel one mile NW on Orchard Hill Dr. 320 acres within section 13 of Forest Home Township.
Acreage: 320 acres