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Hike at Echo Lake Nature Preserve

Michigan

Forested area with water and exposed rock.
Echo Lake Nature Preserve Echo Lake Nature Preserve near Marquette, Michigan. © Dick Huey

Overview

Event Overview

Located just a few miles outside of Marquette, the 480-acre Echo Lake Nature Preserve includes high bluffs of exposed granite bedrock, a mixed deciduous and conifer forest, wetlands, creeks, three high rock ponds and Echo Lake itself. Please note that registration will be required for this event.

The main route to the lake is considered flat and compact and approximately 1.5 miles there and back. Hikers will also have the option to climb to a lookout point, which adds .40 miles and 400ft of climbing. We recommend wearing waterproof boots with ankle support and bringing your preferred sun and bug protection.