Outdoors in Michigan

Michigan Outdoors

Agate Falls

The Agate Falls are 39 feet high and one of the U.P.'s many wonderful waterfalls. Located on the Ontonagon River, it is just 7 miles…

Agate Falls

Platte Point Beach

This beautiful area where the Platte River flows into Lake Michigan is a busy place during the hot summer days. It is the end of…

Platte Point Beach

Hatlem Creek Preserve

The creek and the sensitive wetlands surrounding it provide an important source of fresh water to Glen Lake and the Preserve shelters over ½ mile…

Houdek Dunes Nature Preserve

The story of dune succession plays out here, with dunes of all types present at this dynamic and ecologically diverse natural area. There are forested…

Jeff Lamont Preserve

This forested wetland at the tip of the peninsula features a magical trail through maple, hemlock and beech, dotted with pink lady slippers and other…

Jeff Lamont Preserve

North Bar Lake

North Bar Lake is one of the most popular beaches in the Lakeshore because it has shallow, clear water over a sandy bottom makes for…

North Bar Lake

Old Settlers Picnic Grounds

Old Settlers' Park is located on the southeastern shore of Glen Lake, on South Dunns Farm Road (County Road 675) in Empire Township. Early settlers'…

Old Settlers Picnic Grounds

Palmer Woods Forest Reserve

The Palmer Woods Forest Reserve encompasses 707 acres of contiguous hardwood forest that stretches over 2 miles north to south. It is located just over…

Peterson Road Beach

The Lake Michigan beach at the end of Peterson Road is one of the most beautiful and secluded beaches in the Lakeshore. There is a…

Peterson Road Beach

Pictured Rocks

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is 42 miles of Lake Superior Coastline showcasing limestone rock formations. Hike over 100 miles of trails, explore waterfalls and scenic…

Pictured Rocks

Platte Plains Trail

The Platte Plains trail system has about 15 miles of trails through the maple-beech and pine forest that gives the hiker access to Otter Creek,…

Port Crescent State Park

Port Crescent is a lovely 600 acre State Park that offers an array of activities. Kayak the three miles of coastline, or enjoy a day…

Port Crescent State Park

Pyramid Point Trial

Loop 2.7 miles long. With a spur to a lookout point high over Lake Michigan. Lookout point is about 0.6 miles from the trailhead.

Railroad Point Natural Area

Upon completing a third land protection effort in 2012 the Conservancy helped expand the Railroad Point Natural Area to more than 200 acres including wetlands…