Thorne Swift

This trail is good for Hiking

  • Length: 0.94 mi
  • Surface: Natural
  • Organization: Little Traverse Conservancy
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Three easy trails cover 30 acres of wetlands and uplands, taking you to a pond and to the beach. This is the only preserve with a formal nature 
center and regular summer programs. A $3 parking fee per car for non-township residents (there is no charge for Conservancy members). The park is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, 10 am to ½ hour after sunset. West Traverse Township manages the property. Call 231-526-6401 for extended hours. 


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

Trail Photos


UV Index

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