Orchard Lake Nature Sanctuary
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member S5280ft
N 42° 34.369 W 083° 22.583
17T E 304963 N 4716115
Quick Description: The Orchard Lake Nature Sanctuary property on the north side of Pontiac Trail west of Old Orchard Trail is open from sunrise to sunset. If you get there in early to mid-April, the Snow Glories will be in bloom. It is an amazing carpet of flowers.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 3/25/2008 6:08:13 PM
Waymark Code: WM3EYH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Szuchie
Views: 47

Long Description:
From the City of Orchard Lake website: (visit link)

Naturalist Carol Fink regularly schedules tours of the Orchard Lake Nature Sanctuary, a 50 acre preserve of pristine land with overlook views of Orchard Lake and Upper Straits Lake, located at 4700 Pontiac Trail. Several trails are open from dawn to dusk. Bicycles and pets are prohibited.
Estimated size of the public land (in regional measurement standard: hectares, acres, kms, etc.): 50 acres

Is there a trail system?: Yes

If there is a trail system, please describe length, terrain, etc.:
There are at least 2 miles of trails that meander between Orchard Lake and Upper Straits Lake. The terrain is slightly hilly, but an easy walk.

What points of interest are there?:
Orchard Lake and Upper Straits Lake.

What activities are available?:

List of known hazards (cliffs, snakes, poison plants, etc.):
No hazards, other than the lakes.

Dogs Allowed?: No

Is a permit/fee required?: No

Please supply the website of the land if available: [Web Link]

Hours of accessibility?: Not listed

If a permit/fee is required please describe in detail how to get one, how much, etc.: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Visitors are encouraged to supply a picture of either themselves or their GPS at the trailhead and/or signage of the public access lands - describe your experience there and what you saw - tell us why other folks should come visit!

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