Little Sand Bay

This trail is good for Hiking

  • Length: 0.44 mi
  • Surface: Natural
  • Organization: Little Traverse Conservancy
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The 28-acre Little Sand Bay Nature Preserve has a short trail that leads to 1,300 feet of protected Lake Michigan frontage. The property's mixed habitat includes conifer forest, cedar swamp, a marshy beach, and sand dune habitats. The .4 mile trail includes foot bridges intended to keep visitors off of the more sensitive habitats. 

The preserve is located on East Side Drive, just south of Welke's airport. 


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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