Little Traverse Conservancy says, "The Seven Springs Preserve encompasses 53 acres with 2,200 feet along Burt Lake. Numerous springs along the shore provide habitat for endangered species. Beautiful upland forest graces this preserve’s upper portions while dense forested wetlands can be found below the dramatic bluff that runs across the property just back from the water’s edge. The wave-swept shore consists of cobble beaches and beds of emergent rushes providing good habitat for fish and other aquatic life. Water flowages associated with the springs which give this preserve its name also provide habitat for the endangered Michigan Monkey Flower, which is known to occur in about twenty other sites in the world. A local favorite for great views and light hiking. The parking area leads to 1.2 miles of trails and a lake overlook." Click here for trail maps!