Tiny Elberta, population 372, is located on a small peninsula, surrounded by Lake Michigan to the west, Betsie Lake to the north and Betsie River to the east. Anchoring the village to the south is a towering ridge that rises almost 260 feet above everything else. A big dune in a little town overlooking a spectacular beach. Squeezed between M-22 and Lake Michigan, Elberta Dunes South is not big nor is its trail system extensive, a mere mile or so. But the area is spectacular. Its western boundary is 1,425 feet of Lake Michigan shoreline that leads to another 1.2 miles of undeveloped beach to the north. Though a number of social trails crisscross the area, the preserve’s dedicated trails are well marked and easy to follow. But not especially easy to hike. The 0.6-mile, point-to-point trail climbs steeply in places until it reaches the crest of the dune to reward visitors with magnificent views. This map, produced by MichiganTrailMaps.com, includes: --10-foot contour lines --Location of the maintained trails, social trails to the Lake Michigan beach and trailheads --Mileage flags marking the round-trip hike of 1.2 miles into the preserve to the crest of the Elberta Dunes Along with photos, you can get a mile-by-mile description of the trail from MichiganTrailMaps.com at https://www.michigantrailmaps.com/member-detail/elberta-dunes-south-natural-area/
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Primary Category: Recreation
Secondary Categorization: Parks
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