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Village of DeTour  and  DeTour Township

Cross Country Ski Trails

Lake Nature Preserve 

 James V. Foster Hartley

Little Traverse Conservancy has three nature preserves in the DeTour Area:

​- DeTour Penninsula Nature Preserve

- James V. Foster Hartley Lake Nature Preserve

​- Seymour Bay Nature Preserve

De Tour Peninsula

This 145 acre preserve includes the rich diversity that typifies northern Lake Huron: sand and gravel beach, limestone cobble shore, boreal forest, rich conifer swamp, emerging marsh and coastal fen. The land lies within a major migration corridor centered on the St. Mary's River, with more than three miles on Lake Huron. A 2-track road, Point Road, runs through the preserve to private land on the tip of the peninsula, and is open to foot traffic. Preserve is located on the eastern tip of the Upper Peninsula. From Detour Village, go south on M-134 for one mile, then south on Point Road 0.6 mile to parking area.

Pure Michigan.

5  miles of hiking trails in summer turn into groomed snowshoe and cross country ski trails in the winter months.  Several looped trails are marked and await your exploration. 

​Built and maintained by a group of residents, these trails are found behind DeTour Public Schools, with access off South Caribou Lake Road.

Two annual festivals are held on our trails:

-  A Winter Evening On Our Trails - 1st Weekend in March

-  Spook Night & Haunted Trails - 3rd Saturday in October

 Cranberry Lake Trail

20 acres of Great Lakes marsh that drains into Lake Huron.  Approximately one mile west of DeTour on M-134.

Snowshoe &

 Places to Stay

Seymour Bay 

Little Traverse

Nature Preserve

If you're coming to town to enjoy one of our concerts, plays or festivals and need some place to stay, check out our list of  warm and cozy places to rent .

Hiking & More...

Bradley Foster and Teresa Irish donated the 120-acre  to Little Traverse Conservancy, named James V. Foster Nature Preserve. The preserve includes the nearly 25-acre Hartley Lake.

​​Located  2 miles out of town, down South Caribou Lake Road. 

Nature Preserve