Emily Min Hunt Preserve

The Thunder Bay Audubon Society donated the 428-acre Emily Min Hunt Preserve to Huron Pines in March of 2019. The preserve was originally donated to the Thunder Bay Audubon Society in 1989 by Paul S. Hunt in memory of his late wife Emily Min Hunt. The Hunts moved to Long lake from Detroit in 1936 and, for over 28 years, Mr. Hunt was a toolmaker at Besser. 

Located between Rogers City and Alpena, the preserve offers the perfect spot for quiet nature exploration. Just off of Shubert Highway across from Long Lake, the mixed hardwood forest is home to what was once a working apple orchard. The former orchard provides open grassland habitat for birds and other wildlife. The preserve offers opportunities to enhance and manage habitat for diverse plants and wildlife, making it a place for the public to learn first-hand about stewardship best practices and land management.

Visiting the Preserve
The preserve is located off of Shubert Highway, 2 miles west of US-23. A large preserve sign is visible from Shubert Highway to mark the entrance. There is a small parking area next to the main trail that leads into the preserve.