Choose when you'll visit
(and explore our other beautiful seasons!)

SELECT YOUR SEASON
VIEW SEASONS
×
Back To Results

Kehl Lake Natural Area

  • Kehl Lake Road
  • Northport, MI 49670
  • E-Mail  |  Website
  • Seasonal Experience:
Details
Maps & Directions
Yelp

The 279-acre Kehl Lake Natural Area north of Northport features 2,500 feet of undeveloped shoreline along the 74-acre lake, paths that wander through an extensive hardwood-conifer swamps and excellent birding. But for many visitors the most impressive sights are above them; old growth white pines and towering hemlocks whose needles and branches reach for the sky. The trail system includes two loops; the 1.4-mile Outer Loop and the Old Birch Trail a loop of less than a mile from the trailhead, along with a crossover spur. This 2.1-mile hike is a combination of both loops and includes the Kehl Lake viewing dock. (Photo courtesy of the Leelanau Conservancy.)