Size: 314 acres
Frontage: Nearly a mile of frontage on Susan Creek and nearly a mile of frontage on US-31.
Land Description: Outstanding wildlife habitat provided by a mix of habitat types including wet meadows, black ash swamp, cedar thickets, ponds, and hardwoods.
Trails: A small parking area and more than two miles of trails with Hoag Preserve.
Directions: Four miles east of Charlevoix city limits and 11 miles west of Petoskey’s intersection of US-31and US-131, the entrance to Susan Creek is .6 miles southwest of Big Rock Road (the entrance to the Big Rock Restoration Site). The preserve runs across from the Little Traverse Wheelway. A new parking area was created in 2016 with support from the Bay Harbor Foundation, Charlevoix County Community Foundation, Consumer’s Energy, and Matt Lester.
Click here for the trail map.