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James Dorion Rooks Memorial Nature Sanctuary at Garden Brook

Copper Harbor, Keweenaw County

Hiking Trails | Snowshoeing Trails

Garden Brook traverses the sanctuary, with its headwaters in the Klipfel Memorial Nature Sanctuary which then flows to Lake Fanny Hooe. Garden Brook is truly a “babbling brook” that is easily crossed on foot in late summer.

The exposed ridgeline of Brockway Mountain subjects plants to the full force of winds off Lake Superior, creating a microclimate reminiscent of an arboreal climate. The trees near the top of the ridge are stunted in growth due to the harsh conditions. Trees present in the sanctuary include red oak, sugar maple, aspen, and chokecherry.

 

 

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