Adolph & Margaret Gauthier & paully nature preserves

All dogs must be on a leash!

And please clean up after your pooches while using the trails.

Size

41 acres
- Gauthier: 38 acres
- Paully: 3 acres

Frontage

600 feet of frontage on Lake Huron

Land Description

The Gauthier/Paully complex includes Lake Huron wetlands and shoreline.

Trail Description

Roadside parking and a short trail lead you into the Gauthier Preserve.

History

Both of these nature preserves were named after the families who once lived near or on the land here. Dawn Hambly sold the original preserve in 2005 at a significant bargain sale, naming the preserve after her grandparents. In 2020, the Paully Preserve was donated by Virginia Bransfield in honor of her father and his family. It provides rare public access to Lake Huron.

Directions

From downtown Cheboygan at the intersection light at M23 and Main Street, take Mackinaw Avenue northwest out of town roughly .75 miles to Todd Street. Turn right on Todd Street and travel ½ mile to the roadside parking on the left.