Postle Farm Preserve

Year Established



113 acres


The Postle family bought the original 40-acre farm from the Wallace Padgett family in 1970 and added adjacent acreage through the years. The Postles used the property for recreation, and a few Sierra Club enthusiasts did some of the earliest cross-county skiing in Northern Michigan here in 1972. Long views of open meadow and woodland, wetland exploration, stream crossings, and perhaps an owl sighting await you.


Country Club Road, Melrose Township, Charlevoix County


  • Moderate terrain
  • Gathering area and historic barn
  • Hardwood forest with large beech, maple, and hemlock throughout
  • Scattered meadows, wetland, and seasonal creek


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

Directions / Parking

From US-131, turn onto Country Club Road and follow it around four curves. Preserve will be on the right.