Northport, Leelanau County
Hiking Trails | Snowshoeing Trails | Nordic (XC) Skiing
This forested wetland at the tip of the peninsula features a magical trail through maple, hemlock and beech, dotted with pink lady slippers and other wildflowers come spring. A dense wetland thicket with ferns and 6-foot-tall cattails provides important wildlife habitat. Canopy birds such as the scarlet tanager sing from the treetops. The preserve is part of a crucial wildlife corridor.
Follow the short (1/5 mile) trail through a shady tunnel of trees, lined with moss and wildflowers, and discover this magical preserve that honors Jeff’s memory, and his community’s deep love for Leelanau County and the natural world.