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Little Traverse Conservancy Nature Preserves

3264 Powell Road
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
Regions: Harbor Springs
The Conservancy works hard to balance the public uses offered on our preserves with protection of their natural integrity and scenic beauty for future generations. Recreational, educational, and scientific use of the preserves is encouraged, as long as it does not interfere with our primary goals of preservation and protection. We welcome you to explore and enjoy our beautiful preserves, keeping in mind that you are a temporary visitor to the homes of many plants and animals.

Please enjoy: Hiking, birdwatching, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, fishing, and similar low-impact activities. Each conservancy property is labeled with the activities that are appropriate for that site.

Please refrain from: Snowmobiling, camping, fires, dumping or littering, removal of vegetation, off-road vehicles.

Have a cell phone?  Download the app on Apple and Google Play - LTC Explorer - which provides users with accurate, detailed information and interactive maps about more than 80 LTC preserves that are best suited for outdoor recreation.

Cross-country skiers will find some beautiful trails that are groomed for winter fun within the conservancy properties.  For 2018 for those include:

Charlevoix County:

The Hill
Rogers Family (Echo Road)
Susan Creek

Emmet County:
Goodhart Farms
Hoogland Family (NEW)
McCune (Berger Road)
Offield Family
Round Lake

Parking areas will be plowed only at the following preserves (no grooming):

Charlevoix County:
Darnton Family

Bubbling Springs
Waldron Fen
Hailand/Helstrom Family

Grooming updates can be found on the Conservancy’s Facebook page.


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