"The Place of Peacefulness"


Thank you to LTC members, Brynne and Bob Coletti, for offering the first quadruple match in LTC’s history. The quadruple match has officially been achieved!

We are grateful for the Coletti’s magnanimous ingenuity in offering this historical match and in awe of all the generous donors who stepped up to meet the challenge.

All gifts will now go directly towards the long-term care and stewardship of this land and the trails.

56 acres of pristine forest along the shores of Lake Michigan. This is the largest remaining unprotected and undeveloped shoreline from the Mackinac Bridge to Big Rock with 1/4 mile on Lake Michigan. It will also be LTC’s largest investment in a preserve to date, with your help. 

From the shore, you can see all of Little Traverse Bay and the land that surrounds it: Bay Harbor, Petoskey, Harbor Springs, and northward.     

With your help, this land will be open to all people to come and enjoy the peace of the woods and beauty of the water.     

With your help, this land will be forever protected. 


This nature preserve will be called Enji-minozhiiyaamigak, an Anishinaabemowin word for “The Place of Peacefulness”. This is an inclusive term, a place of serenity and calmness for all living things: people, animals, trees, plants, and everything there and passing through. When this land is protected, anyone driving along US-31 will see the sign for this preserve and know that it is a place for all.


Imagine all people having access to the incomparable view of Lake Michigan. With a universally accessible trail through the woods of Enji-minozhiiyaamigak, that’s possible. Your gift will help to build: 

–  1/2 mile of universally accessible trail. This will be LTC’s first owned and cared for UA trail.  An additional .36 mile loop, totaling nearly a mile of trail on the future preserve.

–  Trail that combines crushed stone paths and winding boardwalks for the steeper grades. 

–  A viewing platform just above the rocky shoreline of Little Traverse Bay. 


PROJECT GOAL: $3,650,000



$3.65M is needed to protect this land, build the trail, and care for it all in perpetuity. If you are interested in making a potentially tax deductible gift to Little Traverse Conservancy, contact Emily Hughes, Chief Development Officer, at emily@landtrust.org or 231.347.0991.

Emily hughes
chief development officer


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