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South and Fox Island Nature Preserve

Traverse City | Long Lake Township, Grand Traverse County

Hiking Trails

Visit these two island preserves by boat, kayak or canoe and enjoy nature surrounded by the waters of beautiful Long Lake. South Island is 13.8 acres and accommodates and directs boat access with a seasonal dock and has a one mile interpretive trail that encircles and bisects the island. Fox Island, 10 acres, has no infrastructure and is mostly enjoyed from the beach.  Crescent Shores is the closest public boat launch to the islands and is located on Crescent Shores Drive off North Long Lake.

To help navigate these preserves please check out and download South Island Nature Preserve Trail Map. For more preserves in the area check out the Long Lake Preserve and Natural Map.

South Island Nature Preserve Trail Map

Long Lake Preserves and Natural Area Map 

Contact info

Fox and South Island Nature Preserves, Traverse City, MI 49685, USA


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