St. Clair Lake - Six Mile Lake Preserve

This trail is good for Hiking

  • Length: 0.12 mi
  • Surface: Natural
  • Organization: Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy
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St. Clair Lake-Six Mile Lake Natural Area encompasses 260 acres and over one mile of shoreline at the headwaters of the Chain of Lakes. The preserve has frontage on Six Mile Lake, the Sinclair River, St. Clair Creek and St. Clair Lake. A wood-chipped trail and boardwalk lead to a platform overlooking St. Clair Lake. Canoeing or kayaking the navigable Sinclair River is a great way to enjoy the scenic beauty of this place. A short two-track leads from the parking lot to a rustic canoe-kayak launch. 

From Ellsworth, take Ellsworth Rd/C-48 east approximately two miles. A small parking area is on the right (south) side of the road.  


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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