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Little Sand Bay Nature Preserve

East Side Dr,
Beaver Island, MI 49782

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 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. 

Recreation Type
Beach Biking / Hiking Trails

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