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Protected by The Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy, owned by Milton Township.

This spectacular 389-acre property in Antrim County’s Milton Township is one of the largest remaining intact and undeveloped parcels near Torch Lake. It was protected by GTRLC in late 2018 after a multi-year effort in which GTRLC helped Milton Township secure a Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grant and fundraise for the grant’s match and other stewardship needs.

From 1955 until 2011 it was home to Camp Maplehurst, a summer camp beloved by generations of campers and counselors. This beautiful parcel has 150 acres of steep hardwood forested bluffs that drain into Torch Lake and open meadows that surround Lake Maplehurst, a 60-acre spring-fed gem. Its position on high ground means visitors have excellent views of Torch Lake, Elk Lake and Grand Traverse Bay.

As of early 2019, a management plan for this property is being developed. Trail construction is expected to begin in the spring.