DeTour Peninsula Nature Preserve

Size: 145 acres

Frontage: More than three miles of Lake Huron shoreline

Land Description: Jutting down into Lake Huron, this preserve includes the rich diversity that typifies northern Lake Huron: sand and gravel beach, limestone cobble shore, boreal forest, rich conifer swamp, emerging marsh, and coastal fen. The land lies within a major migration corridor centered on the St. Mary’s River.

Trails: A two-track road, Point Road, runs through the preserve to private land on the tip of the peninsula and is open to foot traffic. A small parking area is available at the end of Point Road.

History: This preserve was anonymously donated to LTC in 2011.

Directions: From Detour, head south one mile on M-134. Turn left onto Point Road. Drive .6 mile to parking area.

Check out the plants and animals found at this preserve using the iNaturalist guide below. Help us document more with iNaturalist.org and eBird.org!