A new land acquisition adds 10 acres to a beloved and storied preserve along Lake Michigan’s shoreline.

The property features open meadows and scenic views and connects land across the highway to the existing Wilcox-Palmer-Shah Nature Preserve.

This addition extends the scenic US-31 corridor north of Elk Rapids and protects water quality in Lake Michigan by preventing development, particularly paved surfaces so close to the lake.

Previously used as the Elk Rapids Sportsman’s Club, the former shooting range’s lead contamination issues have been completely cleared, and the land is ready to be restored to its full ecological health.


Learn more about the Wilcox-Palmer-Shah Nature Preserve.

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