De Tour Peninsula Nature Preserve

All dogs must be on a leash!

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

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 significant migration corridor centered on the St. Mary’s River.

Trail Description

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 Little Traverse Conservancy in 2011.

Directions

From De Tour, head south one mile on M-134. Turn left onto Point Road. Drive 0.6 mile to the 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.