The sun setting over Lake Michigan at the Lucia K. Tower Preserve at Portage Point Dunes.
Lake Michigan Sunset Setting sun at Lucia K. Tower Preserve. © Jason Whalen/Big Foot Media

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Fall Colors and Sunset Hike

Field Trip

Experience two beautiful nature preserves in one evening!

First, enjoy the fall colors as we take you on a guided hike through the forest at our Portage Point Woods Preserve. Then, move next door for a sunset you won’t forget at our oldest nature preserve, Lucia K. Tower Preserve at Portage Point Dunes, where the magnificent dunes rise 200 feet above Lake Michigan. Free and family-friendly, but all members of your party must be registered.

Space is limited! Register online today or call Mary Louks at 517-316-2260 for more information.

Directions & Parking: 

  • Google directions can be found using the GPS coordinates 44.383238, -86.243094.
  • We will gather at the Portage Point Woods Preserve parking lot entrance located across the street from 9603 Herkelrath Rd, Onekema, MI 49675.
  • The parking lot is small. We ask that visitors park along the side of the road and meet at the parking lot entrance.

What to Know Before You Go 

Check the weather before departure and be prepared for the elements. We recommend the following clothing/gear: water, layers, ankle-length hiking shoes, long pants, hat, sunglasses, rain/wind gear (if necessary), your preferred sunscreen/bug spray, and binoculars. We will hike approximately 1.5 miles through wooded and sandy terrain; paths are narrow, uneven, and unpaved. We’ll end the hike with an optional dune climb; participants may enjoy the sunset along the shore if preferred.

  • In the event of cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstance, a notification will be posted on our Facebook page.
  • Minors must be accompanied by a guardian.
  • Leave your furry friend at home.
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Fall Colors and Sunset Hike Registration

Space is limited! Register online today or call Mary Louks at 517-316-2260 for more information.