The 200-acre wild natural area is rugged, with steep ravines and lush vegetation. Six Mile Creek, a cold-water trout stream, and Hazel Creek wind through the property and there are many springs and seeps, along with open sedge meadows and uplands. There is forestland that has not been harvested for decades. A large portion of the nature area is dense cedar swamp, providing an excellent habitat for wintering deer, amphibians, and many bird species.
Planning your visit
Traveling to Six Mile Creek Nature Area is not for the faint of heart! It is located just south of the southern terminus of Keweenaw Bay, roughly 2 miles from Baraga along US-41. There are no improved trails or direct road frontage on the property, and the primary access is along a power line cut beginning at the Plains Cut Off Road. The nature area is open to the adventurous for non-motorized recreational use, but be sure to bring your compass and GPS!
Why this place is special
One of the Keweenaw Land Trust’s first land projects, the Six Mile Creek Nature Area was donated to the KLT in 2000 by the Michigan Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. The property is adjacent to publically accessible land owned by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
Maps & documents
The following documents provide additional details about this nature area.