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Protected by the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy, owned by Benzie County, managed GTRLC & Benzie County.

Upon completing a third land protection effort in 2012, the Conservancy helped expand the Railroad Point Natural Area to more than 200 acres, making a wildlife corridor that spans from Crystal Lake to the Betsie River!

The property includes a 1.5 mile trail including stunning views of Crystal lake from a bluff high above. The Mary Margaret Johnson Trail was completed in 2011 thanks to a generous gift to this project in Mary Margaret’s honor from her husband, Walt Johnson. The trail is a sustainable one, designed to showcase the full beauty of the natural area by following its contours. As of 2018, it is connected to the Betsie Valley Trail below by way of the Charlie Kehr Memorial Trail Connector, a stairway named in honor of former Benzie County Parks Commissioner and GTRLC board member Charlie Kehr.

Be sure to read the Railroad Point chapter from our 25th anniversary publication Love the Land: Pass it On.

For up-to-date hunting rules and regulations for this particular property, please contact Benzie County at (231) 882-9671.

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

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