Little Sand Bay Nature Preserve

East Side Dr

Beaver Island, MI 49782
Official Website
Activity Type
Beach, Biking/Hiking Trails

Size: 118 acres

Frontage: When added with state land to the north, nearly 1.5 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline with a shallow swimming beach are accessible.

Trail: A short trail (.4 mile) and footbridges allow visitors to explore the sensitive habitat without damaging it.  The preserve provides public access to the lake and to a shallow, marshy beach.

Land Description: A mix of conifer forest, thick cedar swamp, and sand dune habitats. Lake Huron Tansy and other threatened or endangered species thrive here.

Directions: From the Welke’s airport, go south on East Side Drive for approximately 200 yards. Look for a sign on the left side of the road.

Click here for the preserve map. 

Activity Type
Beach, Biking/Hiking Trails