Seven Springs Nature Preserve

Size: 65 acres

Frontage: 2,800 feet along Burt Lake

Land Description:Numerous springs along the shore provide habitat for endangered species. Beautiful upland forest graces this preserve’s upper portions while dense forested wetlands can be found below the dramatic bluff that runs across the property just back from the water’s edge. The wave-swept shore consists of cobble beaches and beds of emergent rushes providing good habitat for fish and other aquatic life. rve and on the lake made contributions that allowed LTC to purchase a shoreline addition to this preserve.

Trails: A local favorite for great views and light hiking. The parking area leads to 1.2 miles of trails and a lake overlook.

History: The Conservancy acknowledges the Harris and Weiss families of Columbus Beach who initiated this land’s protection. These families partnered to fund its purchase, and coordinate fundraising efforts which brought additional support from Columbus Beach families and many Burt Lake residents and resorters.

Directions: From Hwy.27/75 in Indian River, turn west onto Prospect Road, just north of the bridge. Continue straight onto Chippewa Beach Road 1.1 miles which curves north. Look for the preserve sign about ¼ mile past the curve.

Check out the plants and animals found at this preserve using the iNaturalist guide below. Help us document more with and!