Birge/Mertaugh/Nye/Wallace Nature Preserve

Birge/Mertaugh/Nye/Wallace Nature Preserve

435 acres combined. This area includes cedar wetlands, hardwoods, a small lake and 1.2 miles of lake frontage. The northern Lake Huron shoreline is some of the most biologically productive habitat in Michigan. Beaver, bald eagle, osprey and many other mammals and birds reside near Loon Lake. Abundant native wildflowers including orchids, lady slippers, gentian, asters, marsh marigold, Indian paintbrush and iris can be found throughout the property. Two trails lead from Brulee Point Road: the northern trail runs for two miles through forested areas; the southern trail is a quarter-mile long with a boardwalk and leads to the Loon Lake viewing platform. These preserves are located south of M-134 approximately 11 miles east of I-75. Two parking areas are along Brulee Point Road.

Contact Information

Address

Brulee Point Road

Hessel, MI 49745

Driving Directions

Phone: (231) 347-0991

Email:

Location of Birge/Mertaugh/Nye/Wallace Nature Preserve

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Hessel Weather

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T-STORM, humidity 93%, barometer 29.85,
wind 5 mph NE
Wednesday
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Thursday
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Saturday
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Sunday
Partly sunny and humid
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Partly sunny and humid

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