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Protected, owned and managed by the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy.

NOTICE effective summer 2020: The stairs going down to the beach have been removed to prevent damage from high water levels. Access to what is left of the beach is strongly discouraged.

This preserve offers nearly three miles of trail winding through forest and meadow to stunning views of Lake Michigan and a beach of unparalleled beauty. The property is host to many native plant species and unique bird habitat so be on the lookout for wildflower displays and great birding opportunities.

This preserve is located 2 miles south of Elberta on Green Point Road. The parking area, kiosk and trailhead are very visible from Green Point Road. For driving directions please click the pin indicating the parking area on the map below and enter your address.

Read about the protection of Green Point Dunes and nearby Arcadia Dunes in the Coastal Campaign chapter from our 25th anniversary publication Love the Land: Pass it On.


Certain types of hunting are allowed in accordance with state regulations:

  • Deer hunting; all forms.

For more information, please visit our Hunting Regulations page.

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


Green Point Dunes Trails

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