Year Established1980, 1986, 2004
This nature area combines the Walloon South Bay Association Preserve, Noel Preserve, and Hargreaves- Matthews Preserve. Together, they help ensure the protection of critical wetlands which filter and clean the water that flows into Walloon Lake.
LocationShadow Trails Road, Melrose Township, Charlevoix County
- Fineout Creek runs through the area
- Environmentally sensitive wetlands
- Critical habitat to bald eagles, great blue heron, deer, mink, and more
- Paddle the creek
- Kayak & Canoeing