Ellis Woods Preserve

Year Established



82 acres


A group of longtime residents joined together to protect the environment and watershed of Walloon Lake. The hilly terrain has protected many large hardwood trees from logging, creating a sense of “yesterday” very near the shores of Walloon Lake.

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Shadow Trails Road and Kent Road, Evangeline Township, Charlevoix County


  • Hemlock, beech, and maple woodlands
  • Hilly terrain; steep inclines and low valleys – difficult terrain
  • Tree lined along ½ mile of road
  • Hunting with permission during some seasons


  • Hiking
  • Birding
  • Hunting

Directions / Parking

From South Shore Rd travel onto Shadow Trails Road. The Preserve sign is visible from Shadow Trails Road. No marked trails, no designated parking area.