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- 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.