The following are Conservancy nature preserves or working forest reserves in Mackinac County that do not include formal parking areas or trails. As Little Traverse Conservancy lands, they remain open to the public for appropriate and respectful use, keeping in mind the land’s ecological protection. Working forest reserves are open to hunting and other activities as allowed through the Commercial Forestry Act Program.
5 acres, 2012
Clark Township. Little Traverse Conservancy’s only preserve on La Salle Island, this preserve with 1,000 feet of frontage on Cedarville Bay was made possible with funding from the J.A. Woollam Foundation.
2 acres, 2008
Moran Township. 1,750 feet of frontage on Lake Michigan and frontage.
77 acres, 1993
Clark Township. Donated by Linda Noyes. Part of the Les Cheneaux archipelago.
22 acres, 1994
Clark Township. Magnificent view of Lake Huron and 900 feet of marshy shoreline. Featuring an observation deck and platform which was updated in 2019 with funding from the Les Cheneaux Community Foundation and the Eastern U.P. Regional Planning and Development Commission. This preserve is also the site of the Aldo Leopold Historical Marker. (www.aldoleopoldfestival.com)
165 acres, 2016
Bois Blanc Township. 1,350 feet of frontage on Lake Huron; 2,400 feet on either side of Lime Kiln Point Road. Significant bargain sale.
1 acre, 1995
Mackinac Township. Donated by Frank and Blanche Easterlin. Includes frontage on Lake Michigan and US-2, as well as habitat for dwarf lake iris.
25 acres, 2008
Clark Township. Purchased with federal grant funds, this property includes 4,000 feet of Lake Huron frontage. Adjoins national forest land.
114 acres, 2003/2007
Bois Blanc Township. Donated by Jim and Betty Vosper. Located on Bois Blanc Island, includes 630 feet of frontage on Lake Huron.
12.77 acres, 2021
Clark Township. Located on Marquette Island, this preserve includes 1,500 feet of rocky Lake Huron frontage towards the end of Cube Point on the northwest tip of the island. It lies nearly adjacent to the existing 42-acre Sheppard Hardy Nature Preserve. Made possible by the generous support of George and Alexandra Covington, the Les Cheneaux Foundation, the Sheppard Family, the J.A. Woollam Foundation, the Carls Foundation, the Wittmann Family, and several Les Cheneaux area and LTC supporters.
1.7 acres, 2007
Clark Township. 600 feet of marshy Mackinac Bay frontage. Near Mackinac Bay Preserve.