The Lake Glazon Nature Area is about 26 acres with 1,100 feet of shoreline on Lake Superior and encompasses the marshy west end of Lake Glazon. It is located on the north shore of the Keweenaw Peninsula between Great Sand Bay and Dan’s Point.
This nature area has year-round access from Hwy M-26 and is near other protected lands also open for low-impact public use. Copper Harbor Conglomerate ridges and cobble beaches have spectacular geoheritage value or stories told in ancient bedrock. High native diversity with exposed bedrock glades on Lake Superior backed by sheltered emergent and wooded wetlands and boreal upland forests that provide refuge for native wildlife and migratory birds
Planning your visit
Follow US 41 to M-26. Continue north 8 miles past Eagle River. There is a parking area on the Lake Superior side and also room for parking about 70 feet further north on the Lake Glazon side where you will see a kiosk at the trail head. This rocky shore is tricky to explore as the bedrock beach steeply slopes to Lake Superior and there are deep crevasses where veins of more erodable rocks and minerals have given way to the work of wave action.
Why this place is special
Watch your step when you explore the conglomerate bedrock beach which creates a unique natural community type only found near the tip of the Keweenaw and on Isle Royale. Views of Lake Superior are specatcular any time of day but especially at sunset. Watch birds along the boreal forest shoreline, especially during the spring and fall migrations. Follow the trail across M-26 to venture into the thickets and catch a glimse of marsh around Lake Glazon. Look for the old dunes with rocks piled up from the big lake when lake levels were much higher in the past.
Find solitude in nature at this special place.
Maps & documents
The following documents provide additional details about this nature area.