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Susan Creek Nature Preserve

US 31,
Charlevoix, MI 49720

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. 

Recreation Type
Biking/Hiking Trails


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