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231.347.0991 - www.landtrust.org EMMET COUNTY’S 1 Bubbling Springs 2 Fochtman 3 Goodhart Farms 4 The Headlands 5 Elmer Johnston 6 Ray Johnston KEY Harbor Springs, MI 49740 Just a few miles from downtown Rustic parking access and a One of the Conservancy’s largest Little Traverse Conservancy assisted Old logging trails provide hiking opportu- Near Pickerel Lake, this 52-acre preserve 3264 Powell Road Petoskey, this 15-acre preserve offers portion of the North Country Trail nature preserves boasts 595 acres, Emmet County in acquiring this nities and spectacular views of Lake includes more than one mile of trails, part Little Traverse Conservancy a short trail system and natural oasis allow you to explore this 243-acre four parking areas and more than incredible 600-acre property with Michigan and Beaver Island on this 220- of which travel through a steep bluff cre- for exploration. While enjoying a mix preserve that includes ¼ mile of 7½ miles of marked trails that are 2½ miles on the Straits of Mackinac. acre property that was once tilled farm- ated by post-glacial Lake Algonquin. Bicycling of mature upland hardwood forest frontage along Round Lake and groomed for cross-country skiing. Nearly 4½ miles of trails are land and pasture. A mix of rolling hard- and a swampy corridor with a small ¼ mile along US-31. Limitless hiking possibilities. available. For more information, woods and open meadowland. From the intersection of M-119 and US-31 stream, try to find the springs. call 231.347.6536 or visit www. on the north end of Petoskey, follow US- Canoeing or Kayaking From the north end of Petoskey on From Harbor Springs, take State Rd. From Harbor Springs, take State Rd. 9 31 ½ mile to Pickerel Lake Road. Turn emmet.mi.us/parkrec/headlands.htm miles to Robinson Rd. Turn left on From the intersection of US-31 and US-31, turn onto M-119 towards north 9 miles to Robinson Rd. Turn left right and follow Pickerel Lake Road for US-131 in Petoskey, travel south on Harbor Springs and go .8 mile. Turn on Robinson and travel 3½ miles to From Mackinaw City, take Central Robinson and travel 4 miles to Church Rd. approximately 7.5 miles (the road has Hiking and Snowshoeing US-131 1½ miles to Intertown Rd. right on Hiawatha Trail. Travel 1.2 the beginning of the preserve at the Ave. west for 2 miles to its end. Take a right on Church and travel ½ mile several confusing turns at intersections, Turn right (west) on Intertown and miles and park on the left at the pull- Hannah Rd. intersection. Summer Turn left and go .3 mile to to the Johnston Preserve on the right. so watch the road signs). Turn left on travel 1.1 miles to the preserve on off next to the lake. parking is off of Hannah, Lone Rock, the entrance road on the right. Ellsworth Road, go about one mile, and the right side of the road. turn left on Artesian Lane, where a small Horseback Riding and Church Rds. Winter parking is off A kiosk is found shortly on the right. P W C by People Who Care of Robinson Rd. fenced-in parking lot is located at the Preserve sign. Hunting - By written permission Marked Trails Marked Marked Trails Marked They’ve Been Protected only. Visit www.landtrust.org Trails Not Marked Trails Trails Not Marked Trails Wonderful Properties for details. Naas, Mauger, STATE OF MICHIGAN’S Parking Area 7 Allan and Virginia McCune 8 Raunecker and Leslie Preserves 9 Oden Island 10 Round Lake 11 Stony Point 12 Sturgeon Bay Dunes Explore these Approximately three miles of trail loops These adjacent preserves total 45 acres Jutting out into Crooked Lake, this Located next to the Conservancy This 50-acre property includes 3,000 With 750 acres and nearly a mile of can be enjoyed at this 168-acre prop- just a few blocks west of downtown 50-acre preserve offers a parking office, this 58-acre preserve with a feet of Paradise Lake (aka Carp Lake) Lake Michigan shoreline, this protected Scenic view/birdwatching erty with more than ½ mile frontage on Harbor Springs. A trail connects local area, nearly a mile of foot trails, half mile of frontage on Round Lake shoreline. Trails have been developed property is now a part of Wilderness Minnehaha Creek. A footbridge cross- roads forming a neighborhood path trailside benches, and views along offers easy, close-to-town trails on adjacent township land. State Park. It is one of the most spectac- Sleepy Hollow - Charlevoix Co. Skiing (Cross Country) es the east branch of the creek. through the preserves, including board- the mile of lake frontage. totaling almost a mile. From the intersection of US-31 and Gill ular public beaches available in north- (ungroomed unless noted) Dominated by hardwoods, the preserve walk across the wet regions. From Petoskey, take US-31 north 3¼ Rd. in Carp Lake, turn toward the lake ern lower Michigan. No formal trails on From US-31 in Petoskey, take M-119 also includes a pine plantation, mead- From Main St. in downtown Harbor miles to Pickerel Lake Rd. Turn right and and travel left along Paradise Trail for 4 property but the North Country Trail can about 1½ miles north to Powell Rd. Swimming beach ow, and significant cedar swamp. Springs, travel west past Holy Childhood follow 4 miles until Pickerel turns into miles. Turn right on Paradise Lake Rd. be accessed from several points nearby. Turn right on Powell and take the first From Petoskey, take Mitchell Rd. 7 Church until the road dead ends on Channel Rd. Follow Channel Rd. 1 mile driveway on the right, also the and travel to Lakeshore Dr. Turn right From Cross Village, follow M-119 north miles east to Maxwell Rd. Turn right Traverse St. Take a right and travel 4 to Oden Island Rd. and turn left. Once entrance to the Little Traverse and about ½ mile down on the right, along the coast approximately 5 miles Marked Signs and maps and go ¾ mile to the parking area on blocks to Fourth St. Turn left. The on the island, turn right on Leeward Dr. Conservancy office. The trailhead is look for the preserve sign and parking until it dead ends at Sturgeon Bay Trail. Trails mark trails the right side of the road. preserve entrance is about ¼ mile on and go to the end until you see the directly off of the parking lot. area. A rustic trail heads to the water. Turn left and you will soon be at public the left. Conservancy logo sign. shoreline with many parking options. Trails Not No signs or maps Marked Trails Marked Marked Trails Marked Not Not Trails Marked Trails Trails Marked CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY’S 13 Stutsmanville Bog 14 Thorne Swift 15 Barney’s Lake - Beaver Island 16 Nathan “Barry” Driggers 17 Little Sand Bay - Beaver Island 18 Miller’s Marsh - Beaver Island One of the best examples of a fen or Three easy trails meander through With 120 acres and 2,200 feet of A 1½ mile easy trail system mean- This 60-acre preserve includes a mix Miller’s Marsh is the largest and Emmet County peatland in northern Michigan, this 30 acres of wetlands and uplands Barney’s Lake frontage, this preserve ders through this 75-acre preserve of conifer forest, cedar swamp, and most diverse true marsh found on 65-acre preserve features a parking to a pond and to the beach. includes open bog, sedge meadow, that provides views of Lake sand dunes. A trail and footbridges the island. A one mile trail provides area, a quarter mile fern-lined trail Interpretive facilities. A $3 parking cedar swamp, and uplands with old Charlevoix. Once a farm, the prop- allow visitors to explore without easy access around the marsh. to the bog, interpretive signs, and a fee per car for non-township residents. damaging the sensitive habitat Charlevoix County logging trails that allow for hiking and erty includes a pine plantation, open From St. James, take the King’s Hwy. Preserve Map bench with an overlook view. A fun Open Memorial Day to Labor Day, exploring. fields, and a high, forested ridge. including that of the endangered south for 4 miles. Turn right (west) place for young children to explore. 10 am to ½ hour after sunset. Call From Port of St. James, take Kings Michigan Monkey flower. Public From the intersection of US-31 just onto Paid Een Ogs Rd. Continue Cheboygan County From Harbor Springs, take State Rd. 231.526.6401 for additional hours. Hwy. south 1¼ miles to Barney’s Lake access to a ¼ mile of Lake Michigan north of Charlevoix, head east on the about 1½ miles. At the four corners Nature north approximately 5 miles. Look for Managed by West Traverse Township. Rd. North and turn right. Continue 2½ with a shallow swimming beach. Boyne City-Charlevoix Road and trav- and airport turn left (south) onto West the preserve sign on the right-hand From Harbor Springs, take M-119 miles and the preserve can be found el 5.3 miles. The preserve is found From the Welke’s airport, go south Side Dr. Continue on West Side Dr. side of the road and a small parking northwest 3.8 miles to Lower Shore Dr. on both sides of the road. Look for a on the left side of the road. on East Side Dr. for approximately approximately five miles to Miller’s Mackinac County lot with wooden fence around it. on left. Follow Lower Shore Dr. for ½ preserve sign on the left side. Parking 200 yards. Look for a sign on the left Marsh which will be on the left (east) LITTLE TRAVERSE CONSERVANCY’S mile. The preserve sign is on the left. is on the right. side of the road. side of the road. Marked Marked Marked Trails Marked Marked Marked Trails Chippewa County Trails Trails Trails Trails 19 CHARLEVOIX TOWNSHIP’S North Point 20 Charles A. Ransom 21 Raven Ridge 22 Rogers Family Homestead 23 St. Clair Lake/Six Mile Lake 24 Sleepy Hollow PRESERVE GUIDELINES Owned by Charlevoix Township, The 1½ mile trail at this 80-acre 140 acres and 1½ miles of trails Located just upstream from a public A joint project between three local More than one mile of easy walking The Conservancy works hard to balance the public uses offered on our preserves with the protection of their natural integrity and these 27 acres and ½ mile of Lake preserve is quite steep, but at its adjacent to the Raven Hill Discovery access/canoe launch, this 86-acre conservancies, this 261-acre property trails meander through this 55-acre scenic beauty so they will remain, as they are, for future generations. Recreational, educational, and scientific use of the pre- Michigan shore lie adjacent to the highest points, provides views of Center near East Jordan. preserve includes 1.2 miles of frontage with 2.3 miles of water frontage pro- property that includes a spring-fed serves is encouraged, as long as it does not interfere with our primary goals of preservation and protection. We welcome you to Mt. McSauba Recreation Area. both Lake Michigan and Lake From Boyne Falls, take M-75 for one along the Jordan River as well as an vides a launch for canoes or kayaks and trout stream emptying to the South Arm explore and enjoy these beautiful properties, keeping in mind that you are a emporary visitor to the homes of many plants and A network of trails run behind the Charlevoix. The preserve is a mix mile to Deer Lake Rd. Turn left on easy trail system that covers 1½ miles. a short hike to a platform overlooking of Lake Charlevoix. Beautiful second animals. dunes and include a lake overlook. of woods and open fields. Deer Lake Rd and travel 3½ miles to From downtown East Jordan, travel St. Clair Lake near the headwaters of growth forest of maple, beech, hem- From Petoskey, take US-31 south East Jordan/Boyne City Rd. Turn right. northeast and then south on M-32 for the Chain of Lakes. lock, and ash. Please enjoy: Hiking, birdwatching, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, fishing, and similar low-impact activities. Many of the From US-31 on the far north end of Charlevoix, take Mercer Rd. north approximately 9 miles to Burgess Go 4 miles and turn left on Pearsall 2.1 miles to Rogers Road. Turn right and In Ellsworth, take C-48 east approxi- From Charlevoix, take M-66 south properties include water frontage and one could easily canoe or kayak by them, but please note that none of these properties (toward the lake). Turn left on Maple Rd. and turn left. Go 3½ miles to Rd. Within 50 feet, turn left on Fuller the preserve is ½ mile down on the mately two miles to South Arm Township approximately 7 miles and turn left include developed boat launches. and then right on McSauba. Look for Quarterline Rd. and turn left. Then Rd. Go up the big hill past Raven Hill right. Park and a small parking area on the onto Sleepy Hollow Lane, across the go 1 mile to Maple Grove Rd and Discovery Center until you reach a road from Phelps Rd. Drive in to the Please refrain from: Camping, fires, dumping or littering, removal of vegetation, off-road vehicles, and snowmobiling. parking on your left near the sign or right (south) side of the road. There is continue to the parking/turn around turn left. Go ¾ mile down Maple “T.” Turn left on Rogers Rd. and the a rustic boat launch on the river. parking area on the left. Please remember: near the lakeshore. Grove and park at the road end. parking area is on the right. • Hunting is allowed only on designated preserves and with written permission only. Visit www.landtrust.org or contact the Marked Marked Marked Marked Marked Marked office for more information. Trails Trails Trails Trails Trails Trails • State law requires that all dogs must be on a leash while visiting preserves. You can help us care for these lands! Please contact the Conservancy office at 231.347.0991 if trails, parking areas, or signs 25 Susan Creek 26 Agnes S. Andreae 27 Colonial Point/Chaboiganing UNIVERSITY o f M ICHIGAN/LTC’S 28 Helmer’s Dam/ 29 Lee Grande 30 Seven Springs need attention or if you notice any inappropriate activity on a preserve. Preserves and trails require a good deal of management Robert D. VanCampen and maintenance and we greatly appreciate the assistance of the many individuals who help monitor and provide stewardship A 1½ mile trail system allows you to One mile of hiking trails and a foot A total of 482 acres and more than 2½ Mostly wooded, the primary feature A former buffalo ranch, these 2,400 A parking area off Chippewa Beach Rd. for our preserves and trails. Contact our office if you are interested in participating in the Conservancy’s stewardship program. explore these 223 acres which include bridge over the Pigeon River are fea- miles of easy trails make for excellent of this 200-acre property is the 1¼ acres are now owned by the leads to an approximately ½ mile of Conservancy but managed by the Public parks are generally established to handle more intensive use than our preserves and are maintained by state and a mile of frontage on Susan Creek tures of this 81-acre preserve with more hiking and cross country skiing through miles of Pigeon River frontage. A trail trail leading to a bluff overlook of Burt State to maintain high quality wildlife Lake. The property includes 53 acres local governments across the North. Those parks which have been established with help from the Conservancy are identified in and nearly a mile along US-31. than a mile of river frontage. A cabin is both fields and towering oak and pine leads to the river which is a popular available, by reservation, for use by trees at these adjacent lands. destination for fly anglers. Before its habitat. A network of criss-crossing and 2,200 feet of lake frontage. The this guide. Please refer to the rules and regulations of the appropriate jurisdiction when visiting these properties. Four miles east of Charlevoix and 11 two track roads allow for low-impact endangered Michigan Monkey Flower miles west of Petoskey, the entrance to community groups (call 231.347.0991). From Petoskey, travel 14 miles north on protection, this was the largest remain- ing undeveloped private tract along recreation including cross-country is protected here. Susan Creek is across from the Little From Indian River, take M-68 east 5 US-31 and turn right on Brutus Rd. Traverse Wheelway. Parking and a miles and turn left onto Onaway Rd. Travel 4 miles. Just past the intersection the river. skiing, horseback riding, and hunting. From Hwy. 27/75 in Indian River, turn Visit Follow Onaway Rd. 1½ miles to with Mundt Rd. look for the From Indian River, take M-68 east 5¼ www.landtrust.org green gate are on the south side of From Indian River, take M-68 east for west onto Prospect Rd. just north of the US-31 a few hundred yards southeast Riverwood Rd. and turn right. At the “T” Chaboiganing entrance on right. miles to Afton Rd. Turn right and travel 9 miles. Turn left on M-33 and travel bridge. Continue straight onto Chippewa of the entrance to the Big Rock junction with Big Sky Trail, the preserve Continue straight and take the next right 1.3 miles to the preserve on the left. Beach Rd. 1.1 miles which curves north. 3.4 miles to a sign on the right. Restoration Site. sign is visible near the gate. Park in and continue a few hundred yards to the Look for the preserve sign about ¼ mile for more information about front of the split rail fence. Colonial Point entrance on your right. past the curve. p Conservancy-protected preserves Marked Trails Marked Trails Marked Trails Trails Not Marked Trails Marked Trails and natural areas. Marked 31 Vivian VanCampen 32 Birge 33 Mackinac Bay 34 Marquette Island Preserves 35 Bailey-Lagerstrom - Sugar Island L 36 Jinny Palms 37 Round Island Point 38 Vermilion 39 Clyde and Martha Williams A short trail will take you along the A short, quarter mile trail and A parking area is found directly off of More than 422 acres and over two miles Moose, bear, and other wildlife are LTC’s largest preserve at 1,024 acres Enjoy 1.75 miles of Lake Superior The Conservancy’s first preserve on More than 1,400 acres and banks of the Pigeon River and through boardwalk lead to Loon Lake at this M-134, providing a handicap accessi- of St. Mary’s River/Lake Huron shore. known to use this 360-acre property. and 1¾ miles of Lake Superior shore- shoreline at this spectacular 175-acre Drummond Island, these 80-acres nearly five miles of Lake Huron shore- the mixed hardwood/conifer forest of 435-acre property that features 1.2 ble overlook of the marsh at this Old logging trails. line as well as 1½ miles of trail. property. Operated as a life saving include an easy 1.3-mile trail system. line are protected with the Seiberling From downtown Sault Ste Marie, go east to this 32-acre preserve with 1,750 feet miles of frontage on Lake Huron. 22-acre property with a quarter mile Points of interest include several forest Stewart and Aldo Leopold Preserves on the Sugar Island ferry. Once on the island, From Paradise, go west on U.S. 123 From Sault Ste. Marie, head south on station for decades, the buildings are of river frontage. The river runs swiftly of Lake Huron frontage. Great Lakes toward Tahquamenon Falls for about 4½ From the Mackinac Bridge, follow I-75 this island within Les Cheneaux. drive 3.7 miles east on 1½ Mile Rd. Turn Hwy. 75 to exit 392. Travel about one now used by researchers studying the types and an old stone wall. at this location, making it especially marshes sustain most fish for some miles. Turn right onto Farm Truck Rd. (also north about 14 miles to M-134. Take A public kayak launch (and beach) right on Brasser Rd. Drive 11 miles south mile and turn left (south) on 20th Street plants and wildlife of the region. The beautiful and good for trout fishing. period of their life cycles as well as marked as designated snowmobile route M-134 east 9½ miles to Point Brulee near Hessel provides one access point. on Brasser (which turns into Homestead Rd. #452). Go north on Farm Truck Rd. about (aka S. Bakerside Road) and travel back wetlands are old cranberry bogs. From Detour, take the ferry to Rd. (From Hessel take M-I34 west populations of migratory birds. after about 4.5 miles.) The parking area is three miles. Turn right on 6 Mile Rd. Go Drummond Island. Drive onto M-134/ From Indian River, head east on M-68 From the Mackinac Bridge, follow I-75 ½ mile and go left at the fork, staying on From Paradise, travel north on N. roughly 2 miles to Point Brulee Rd.) From the Mackinac Bridge, follow on Homestead Rd. on the right at a big Farm Truck. Go 4 miles, then go right at five miles and turn right (north) on Birch East Channel road for 7.9 miles. Turn for 5.9 miles. Turn right at Afton Road Turn south and follow Point Brulee Rd. north about 14 miles to M-134. Take Whitefish Rd. 5.2 miles. Turn left at left at South Townline Rd. Travel 1.5 and travel .8 mile. Turn right at Haz Dr. I-75 north about 14 miles to M-134. M-134 east 13 miles to Hessel. You curve. Give yourself at least 15 minutes to the fork onto Mapleblock Rd. (still marked Point Rd. (east loop). Go ½ mile and Vermilion Rd. In .6 mile, be sure to stay ¼ mile. The preserve is on both sides Take M-134 east 13 miles to Hessel. get back to the ferry. The ferry returns to as #452). Go north on Mapleblock 5.4 look for signs on right. Turn right onto miles to Drummond Rd./East Maxton and go .6 miles to the preserve on the of the road. Parking is at the logo sign can reach the islands from launches in miles and at a log landing area, go right slightly to the right on Vermilion Rd. and Rd. Turn right and go ½ mile to the right. Continue east on M-134 and the Hessel or further east in Cedarville. the mainland on the hour and half hour. paved road. Follow one mile to parking continue for 6.1 miles. Again, stay right on the left about 100 yards south of preserve is less than ½ mile on the following signs for #452. Go about 1 preserve on the left. Only accessible by boat. more mile and the preserve entrance is and trail head at end. for 1.3 miles until you reach the preserve. the trail entrance. right. Trails Trails on the left. Trails Marked Trails Marked Marked Not Not Not Not Marked Trails Trails Trails Trails Marked Marked Marked Marked Visit www.landtrust.org for more information about Conservancy-protected preserves NATURE PRESERVES Michael Myers Todd Parker and natural areas. Fochtman - Emmet Co. & NATURAL AREAS Andreae - Cheboygan Co. PROTECTED THROUGH LITTLE TRAVERSE CONSERVANCY One of the best ways to explore Northern Michigan is to visit nature preserves and natural areas protected through the Little Traverse Conservancy. All across northern Lower and eastern Upper Michigan, you can find some of the Phoenix Photographic Service region’s most treasured natural lands protected and available for public enjoyment. Todd Parker Of the more than 200 nature preserves and natural areas protected through Little Traverse Conservancy, this map McCune - Emmet Co. features those that are most accessible. Includes are a Chaboiganing - Cheboygan Co. handful of lands protected with Conservancy assistance that are now owned and managed by local units of govenment. All of the properties described here are living treasures that will remain protected FOREVER! Todd Parker Todd Parker CHIPPEWA COUNTY 35. Bailey-Lagerstrom Nature Preserve Sturgeon Bay - Emmet Co. Lee Grande Ranch - Cheboygan Co. 36. Jinny Palms Nature Preserve 37. Round Island Point Nature Preserve 38. Vermilion Point Nature Preserve 39. Clyde and Martha Williams Nature Preserve EMMET COUNTY 1. Bubbling Springs 2. Fochtman Nature Preserve 3. Goodhart Farms Nature Preserve Randy McCune 4. The Headlands County Park 5. Elmer Johnston Nature Preserve 6. Ray Johnston Nature Preserve Goodhart Farms - Emmet Co. Birge - Mackinac Co. 7. Allan and Virginia McCune Nature Preserve 8. Naas, Mauger, Raunecker & Leslie Preserves MACKINAC COUNTY 9. Oden Island Nature Preserve 32. Birge Nature Preserve 10. Round Lake Nature Preserve 33. Mackinac Bay Nature Preserve 11. Stony Point Nature Preserve 34. Marquette Island Nature Preserves 12. Sturgeon Bay Dunes 13. Stutsmanville Bog Nature Preserve 14. Thorne Swift Nature Preserve Sleepy Hollow - Charlevoix Co. Marquette Island - Mackinac Co. Todd Parker Ted Cline CHARLEVOIX COUNTY Nathan “Barry” Driggers - Charlevoix Co. 15. Barney’s Lake Nature Preserve CHEBOYGAN COUNTY Round Island Point - Chippewa Co. 16. Nathan “Barry” Driggers Nature Preserve 26. Agnes S. Andreae Nature Preserve 17. Little Sand Bay - Beaver Island 27. Colonial Point Memorial Forest/ 18. Miller’s Marsh - Beaver Island Chaboiganing Nature Preserve 19. North Point Natural Area 28. Helmer’s Dam/Robert D. VanCampen 20. Charles A. Ransom Nature Preserve Nature Preserve 21. Raven Ridge Nature Preserve 29. Lee Grande Ranch 22. Rogers Family Homestead Nature Preserve 30. Seven Springs Nature Preserve 23. St. Clair Lake/Six Mile Lake Natural Area 31. Vivian Van Campen Nature Preserve 24. Sleepy Hollow Nature Preserve Todd Parker Todd Parker 25. Susan Creek Nature Preserve Susan Creek - Charlevoix Co. Vermilion - Chippewa Co. Raven Ridge - Charlevoix Co. Williams - Chippewa Co.