The Brown Bridge Quiet Area is located on the Boardman River, a State designated Natural River, approximately 11 miles southeast of Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan. The Brown Bridge Quiet area encompasses 1,310 acres of land. A variety of natural community types can be found within the Quiet Area; they range from an emergent marsh to a dry northern forest. Five known species of endangered, threatened, or special concern status have been documented at the Brown Bridge Quiet Area. They include: bald eagles, osprey, red-shouldered hawks, common loons, and wood turtles. Please be careful not to disturb these animals. Designated trails run throughout the core area of the property (see trail map) and vary in distance and difficulty.