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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. There is also no shoreline access.

Dogs are welcome, but they must be leashed at all times! Click here to find out why.


Elberta Dunes South Trails

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