Nathan “Barry” Driggers Nature Preserve

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75 acres

Land Description

Once a farm, the property includes a pine plantation, wetland/pond, open fields, and a high, forested ridge.

Trail Description

A 1½ mile trail system meanders through the preserve, providing views of Lake Charlevoix. A volunteer often grooms cross-country ski trails in the winter.


When the possibility of a 20-home development was raised for this property, grassroots fundraising by a neighborhood group resulted in creating this preserve. The preserve was named in honor of Barry Driggers, who had a long conservation history throughout the country and whose family has summered in the Horton Bay region for decades.


ADDRESS: 8485 Boyne City Road, Charlevoix, MI 49720
From the intersection of US-31 just north of Charlevoix, head east on the Boyne City-Charlevoix Road and travel 5.3 miles. The preserve is found on the road’s left (north) side, directly across the street from Hayes Township’s Camp Sea-Gull property.

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