Stutsmanville Bog Nature Preserve

Stutsmanville Bog Nature Preserve

65 acres. One of the best examples of fen or peatland in northern Michigan. A bog is a unique type of wetland dominated by organic soil known as peat; bogs are known for unusual plants such as the carnivorous pitcher plant and sundew. This area has been the subject of many ecological studies. A 1/4-mile trail leads from the parking lot to the bog overlook and interpretive signs. Please be sensitive to the fragile nature of this ecosystem when visiting; even sporadic foot traffic off the trails can permanently damage the vegetation. The parking lot is on State Road (S. State St.) about five miles north of Harbor Springs.

Contact Information


S. State Road

Harbor Springs, MI 49740

Driving Directions

Phone: (231) 347-0991


Location of Stutsmanville Bog Nature Preserve

Map of Michigan