Cube Point

Marquette Island

This pristine property on the shores of Lake Huron is PROTECTED!

Raised: 100%

More of the Les Cheneaux has been protected!

Little Traverse Conservancy partnered with the Les Cheneaux Foundation, LTC supporters, and the Carls Foundation to preserve the Cube Point property on Marquette Island in the 36-island archipelago the Les Cheneaux Islands. 

Part of the scenic approach to Hessel, Cedarville, and the Les Cheneaux Islands from Mackinac, Cube Point, originally called “Ke-che-to-taw-non Point,” is 12.77 acres with 1,500 feet of beautiful, pristine frontage on Wilderness Bay. This property’s preservation provides critical habitat for migrating birds, bald and golden eagles and osprey, outstanding shoreline habitat for waterfowl, and essential water quality protection for Lake Huron.

As the largest of the islands in the Les Cheneaux archipelago, Marquette Island is already home to three Little Traverse Conservancy Nature Preserves: the Aldo Leopold Nature Preserve, the Catherine Seiberling Stewart Nature Preserve, and the Sheppard-Hardy Nature Preserve. These preserves now total more than 1,900 acres and protect nearly five miles of Lake Huron shoreline.

The scenic Cube Point shoreline enhances all forms of water recreation, including the potential for a destination along the Les Cheneaux Islands Water Trail. Little Traverse Conservancy has the long-term goal of connecting the Cube Point property with the nearby Sheppard-Hardy Nature Preserve and expanding this land conservation effort eastward towards the Aldo Leopold Nature Preserve.

Ty Ratliff
Associate Director

Little Traverse Conservancy in the Les Cheneaux Region

Miles of Water Frontage Protected
Acres Protected