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

Now
CLOUDY
37°F
CLOUDY, humidity 93%, barometer 29.73,
wind 9 mph WSW
Saturday
Cloudy and not as cold with a shower
38°F | 31°F
Cloudy and not as cold with a shower
Sunday
Fog with a shower, then a little rain
42°F | 34°F
Fog with a shower, then a little rain
Monday
A shower in the a.m., then snow and rain
41°F | 21°F
A shower in the a.m., then snow and rain
Tuesday
Clouds breaking, snow showers; colder
27°F | 16°F
Clouds breaking, snow showers; colder
Wednesday
Some sun, then clouds and chilly
31°F | 17°F
Some sun, then clouds and chilly

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