Helmut & Candis Stern Preserve at Mt. Baldy
Towering 730 feet above Lake Superior in northern Keweenaw County near Eagle Harbor and Lake Bailey, The Nature Conservancy's Helmut and Candis Stern Preserve at Mt. Baldy—also known as Lookout Mountain—offers spectacular panoramic views of Lake Superior and the Keweenaw Peninsula. With a watchful eye and binoculars, you may spot local inhabitants such as the black bear, snowshoe hare, peregrine falcon, ruffed grouse, golden-crowned kinglet, black-throated green warbler and yellow-rumped warbler.
This hike is one of the most strenuous hikes on any of The Nature Conservancy’s preserves in Michigan. About six-and-a-half miles round trip, it will take you to the very top of Mt. Baldy and back, so allow at least three hours for your visit. Visit our webpage for directions to the start of the trail.
Our free guided audio tour includes stories, fun facts, historical notes, and natural sounds to help deepen your connection to the Helmut and Candis Stern Preserve at Mt. Baldy. You can access the tour from the comfort of your home or onsite as you hike. More ways to explore can be found at nature.org/MIexplore.
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