Cedar Valley Preserve

Year Established

2013

Size

50 acres

Bio

This property was owned and loved by the Crain family for two generations. This preserve supports second-growth hardwood forest, great bird habitat, stretches of South Arm Creek and cedar and tamarack wetlands.

Location

Clute Road, Melrose Township, Charlevoix County

Features

  • Marked trails
  • Young maple and beech trees; large hemlock and cedar near wetlands
  • Hilly and uneven terrain – moderately difficult
  • Views of South Arm Creek (Fineout Creek)
  • Cedar and tamarack wetlands
  • Hunting during some open seasons

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Birding
  • X-Country & Snowshoeing
  • Hunting
  • Parking

Directions / Parking

Entrance driveway is adjacent to 00301 East Clute Road, Boyne City where East Clute Rd becomes West Clute Rd. Follow the “Preserve Parking” sign .