At Huron Pines, one of the ways we ensure healthy water, protected places and vibrant communities is through our Land Protection Program which includes preserves and nature areas. By owning land, managing conservation easements and sharing that land with the public, we are guaranteeing our commitment to the future of Northern Michigan’s land, water and people.
Visit Our Preserves
Know Before You Go
Help us protect the plants, animals and habitats that make our preserves special places to visit and enjoy and follow these three guidelines:
- If trails exist, please stay on them
- Leave nothing behind, carry out any garbage, food or pet waste
- Pets are welcome, but they must be leashed
Other things to know before you go:
- Some properties have parking areas; others may require road-side parking. Use caution when parking along roads and do not block access points or driveways.
- Most properties have marked trails. The property’s webpage will tell you whether or not to expect a full-on nature wander or marked trails.
- Our preserves share a property boundary with our neighbors. Please be a courteous neighbor and be respectful of noise levels and boundary lines.
- Bathroom facilities are not available at our preserves or nature areas.
- Be prepared for uneven, wet, or muddy conditions.
- Learn to identify poison ivy (common in our area), and poison sumac (found in or near wetlands).
- Plan for mosquitoes or other insects, especially in wet woodlands or near wetlands.
- Huron Pines may from time to time install trail cameras in an effort to track usage at preserves, or to monitor for trespass or uses that are prohibited.
- Properties are in various states of development—if you have questions about amenities or ability levels required for outdoor exploration, please call Land Protection Director, Heather Hufstuttler at (989) 448-2293 ext. 11.