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Protected by The Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy, owned & managed by The Village of Elberta.

Protected in 2010, Elberta Dunes South features majestic glacial moraines, towering dunes, untouched forests and a 1/4 mile of sandy Lake Michigan beach. A hiking trail leads to sweeping views of Lake Michigan and the surrounding Betsie Valley. This property hosts the Pitcher’s Thistle- listed federally and by the state as a threatened species, the Lake Huron Locust- a state threatened insect, and Piping Plovers- a federally listed endangered species, have used this part of Lake Michigan’s shore for nesting.

Read the Elberta Dunes chapter from our 25th anniversary publication Love the Land: Pass it On.

Hunting is not allowed.


Elberta Dunes South Natural Area

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