Round Island Point Nature Preserve
Size: 1,024 acres
Frontage: 9,000 feet Lake Superior
Land Description: This large block of protected habitat in the Upper Peninsula provides excellent wildlife habitat for black bear, wolf, moose, bobcat, and others. The property lies within a major flyway for migrating waterfowl and other birds.
Trails: While much of this preserve is difficult to access, a paved road bisects the property and takes you within a short distance of the lake. (There are no established trails that lead directly to the lake.) A 1½ mile long inland trail and viewing area are accessible from the parking area.
History: The original 460 acres was donated to the Michigan chapter of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) by the Finlayson family. In 2000, TNC transferred the land to LTC and since then, LTC fundraised to purchase several additions.
Directions: From Sault Ste. Marie, head south on Hwy. 75 to exit 392. Travel approximately 1 mile and turn left (south) on 20th Street (S. Bakerside Road) and travel 3 miles. Turn right on 6 Mile Rd. Go 5 miles and turn right (north) on Birch Point Rd. (east loop). Go ½ mile and look for logo and directional sign on right. Turn right onto paved road. Follow one mile to parking and trail head at end.