Seiner's Point

Seiner

Recognition:

  • Proposed for Legal Dedication
  • The Nature Conservancy Natural Areas Registry
  • State of Michigan Forest Plan

Size: 2,502 acres

Location: In the western portion of Mackinac County, on the shore of Lake Michigan

Management: Lake Superior State Forest

Activities: Hiking, hunting, photography, nature study, scenic vistas, birdwatching, wildflower viewing

Importance: The site has all the characteristic and significant features of northern Great Lakes shores: dunes, interdunal wetland, cobble beach, Great Lakes endemic plants, and rare shorebirds. The interdunal swales are among the longest known and a good example of this uncommon community (fewer than 50 good sites anywhere) which is restricted to the shores of the Great Lakes. This is one of the longest stretches of Lake Michigan shoreline not bounded by roads and cottages, an example of Great Lakes shoreline mostly as it was at the time of European settlement.

Seiner's Point beach, with pine trees in the background

Seiner's Point shoreline