Lake Bluff Bird Sanctuary

This trail is good for Hiking

  • Length: 1.45 mi
  • Surface: Natural
  • Organization: Michigan Audubon Society
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The high, sandy bluffs of this Michigan Audubon wildlife sanctuary offer picturesque views of the Lake Michigan shoreline and surrounding countryside. The trails meander through 75 acres of mature forest, open field, wetland, and lead down to 1,700 feet of protected shoreline. The area's diverse landscape and location along a major migratory flyway make it a great place for bird watching. Over 170 different types of birds have been identified here.

The Lake Bluff Center is also home to an arboretum that has over 70 different tree and shrub species. Two Michigan Champion Trees are found here, a giant sequoia and a sycamore maple. Please visit the Michigan Audubon for more information about the wildlife sanctuary and its facilities.


Note: Not all sections of each trail are approved for every activity listed for the trail as a whole. Please click on individual trail sections to see approved activities for that section.

Map Legend

  • Trail Head
  • Historical Site
  • Beach
  • Natural Feature
  • Campground
  • Park
  • Cultural Interest
  • Scenic View
  • Educational Interest
  • Visitor Center
  • Emergency Care
  • Water Access
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife or Nature Viewing
  • Trail Friendly Business

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