Go-Michigan.com, part of The Go Travel Sites family, is among the largest websites covering travel and vacationing in Michigan. The Paula Simpson Trail begins at the CMU Biological Station sign on the west side of East Side Drive. This extensive natural area managed by Central Michigan University encompasses a biologically diverse ecosystem. Your email and your recipient's email will NOT be shared with anyone. The northernmost inland lake on Beaver Island is shallow with unique floating islands of bog leatherleaf and sweet gale on it. Luney’s Point Bald Eagles and White Pelicans may be seen flying over the water, and Common and Caspian Terns forage on the open lake. Holy Cross Cemetery In addition to the usual songbirds found in the pines, the beach area affords long range views across Lake Michigan. This cemetery sits on a grassy knoll just outside of town.

A short trail from East Side Drive leads through a mixed hardwoods/conifer area to a beach of sand and stone. This small Lake Michigan shoreline natural area is managed by the Little Traverse Conservancy. (Click here to go to preserve map). At this end, waterfowl and shorebirds may be observed foraging. Barney’s Lake Preserve Eastern Bluebirds can also be observed in the area. 30. This trail starts across East Side Drive from the entrance to the Bill Wagner Campground just north of the Peaine Township fire station. The area is used extensively by migrating songbirds in the spring and fall. The trail then continues to a sandy beach that is excellent for swimming, making Little Sand Bay one of the most popular natural areas to visit on the island. originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AM width 500 height 400 Piping Plovers are known to nest on Beaver Island. Click here to view all the guides avialable for Michigan. } George and Althea Petritz Preserve Click on any name for more detailed information. Various sandpipers, Soras, and American Bitterns have been observed along the marshy areas of the shoreline.

The entire area has been nicknamed “Warbler Alley” for the number of warbler species found along the road and trail. Searchable list of Beaver Island tour companies, guides and outfitters, rental companies and more. Winter Wrens are common in the cedar swamp area, and Indigo Buntings and various sparrow species are found in the old field area. Check flight prices and hotel availability for your visit. The woods contain both resident and migrant songbirds and the bluff is an excellent location to look for raptors, including Bald Eagles that nest on the surrounding islands and come to Beaver Island to forage. 19. The varied habitats between East Side Drive and the Cable’s Bay dune system attract many warbler species, both migrant and nesting. 7. On Beaver Island, the only exception is “Kings Highway, which includes Main Street, from the Light House, Sec. From the parking lot off East Side Drive a short trail connects to an old two-track that runs parallel to the Lake Michigan shoreline on top of the highest bluff on the east side of the island. One of the most revered inhabitants of Beaver Island is buried at this site, and one end of the popular Kuebler’s Trail is just off the parking area next to the tomb. Best wishes from Beaver Island. The parking lot is at the edge of a large old field. Wood warblers are especially common here along with thrush species, various woodpecker species, and Red-eyed Vireos. Beaver Island weather report, historic temperatures and climate info,…. 31. This road leads to a small parking area where a foot bridge crosses Cable’s Creek. Click here to add your listing to Go-Michigan.com, Complete the form below to email this page to a friend or family member's email. Birds common to shrubby habitats, such as White-throated Sparrows, Cedar Waxwings, and Indigo Buntings are found in this area. The forest contains thrush species, American Woodcocks, Wood Ducks, and supports other resident songbirds and spring and fall migrants.

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