From Calumet, MI follow US-41 north approximately 17 miles and turn left onto the Eagle Harbor Shortcut Road in Mohawk, MI 49950. After 5.2 miles, turn right onto gravel parking lot on Eagle Harbor Township property. Please park in the established parking lot (coordinates: 47.4504444°, -088.1613056). From here, hike 1.6 miles to the preserve boundary. It is another 1.4 miles to the top of Mt. Baldy. The hike up Mt. Baldy is a steady, uphill 3-mile climb. It can take 2 hours to reach the summit, but the views of Lake Superior and the Keweenaw Peninsula are well worth it! Because of the thin soils, which cause shallow rooting and harsh conditions, vegetation can be extremely slow to recover or reestablish following excessive trampling. Please stay on the trail.
For sightseeing: take Brockway Mountain Drive between Eagle Harbor and Copper Harbor; there is a little turn-off on the side of the road, right next to a preserve sign that offers a spectacular view of Mt. Baldy. To experience a spectacular view of Lake Bailey and the summit of Mt. Baldy, drive on M-26 between Eagle Harbor and Copper Harbor.
Special note: The Nature Conservancy allows hunting for white-tail deer on this preserve to reduce threats too many deer pose to our conservation targets. All hunters are required to receive a permit from TNC as well as a Michigan deer hunting license. Additionally, hunters must report any deer taken from the preserve.
- Foot access for hiking, snowshoeing, bird watching, etc.
- Educational studies, photography, journaling
- Hunting (with TNC-issued permit and Michigan hunting license)
- No motorized and non-motorized vehicles, including bicycles
- No pets
- No building of new trails
- No geocaching (see list of TNC-approved geocache sites)
- No removal of trees, plants or animals (alive or dead)
- No removal of rocks, water or other non-organic materials
- No camping, bonfires, fireworks or other fires
- No littering