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Protected & Owned by Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy and Little Traverse Conservancy. Managed by GTRLC.

Visitors here can enjoy a universal access trail (the Mary Behrens Sorrell Trail) that allows people of all ages and abilities to access and appreciate this natural wonder. The preserve encompasses a one mile stretch of undeveloped shoreline that is excellent for canoeing and kayaking. The natural area has a small parking area and a rustic canoe/kayak launch.

Read the St. Clair-Six Mile Lake chapter from our 25th anniversary publication Love the Land: Pass it On.

To learn about creation of the new UA trail, read the Mary Behrens Sorrell Trail chapter from our Campaign for Generations publication.

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

  • Deer hunting; all forms.
  • Small game and turkey hunting.
  • No trapping.
  • PLEASE NOTE that hunting rights are deed restricted in the striped area shown on this map. Permitted hunting areas are not delineated on the ground with signs, so please review and familiarize yourself with the map well as the boundaries and safety zones around occupied structures prior to hunting. Hunters may want to call to verify they are hunting in a permitted area. For more information, contact Steve Lagerquist at (231) 929-7911.

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.

Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! Boats and anglers can significantly contribute to the spread of invasive species in Michigan’s waterways. Every time you launch into or leave a body of water, please do the following to prevent their spread:

  • Clean boats, trailers, and equipment and remove all mud, debris, and aquatic plant material
  • Drain water from watercraft, including live wells, bilges, and ballast tanks
  • Dry watercraft and equipment thoroughly
  • Dispose of bait in the trash–please do not release bait into the water!

Mary Behrens Sorrell Trail

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