Ellsworth, Antrim County | Charlevoix County
Hiking Trails | Snowshoeing Trails
The protected land includes marshes, cedar wetlands, fields, and uplands, and forests. This natural area provides one of the longest stretches of undeveloped shoreline within the Elk River Watershed. It is located in the upper portion of an interconnecting chain of lakes and rivers which crosses the Charlevoix-Antrim county border. The Sinclair River connects the two lakes, making it a beautiful place for silent water sports. Mink, otter, great blue heron, belted kingfishers, and an occasional bald eagle are among the region’s inhabitants. A small parking area is found off Ellsworth Road on the South Arm Township portion of the natural area. A short, woodchipped trail and boardwalk leads to an overlook. A canoe/kayak put-in is found at the end of the parking area.