Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary, Copper Harbor

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Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary is a 508acre nature sanctuary in Keweenaw County, Michigan. It is maintained and preserved by the Michigan Nature Association.The sanctuary includes what is believed to be the last stand of virgin white pine forest in Upper Michigan. Some of the trees in the sanctuary are 130 to 150 feet high.HistoryIn the early 1970s logging began just south of what is now the sanctuary. The Michigan Nature Association (MNA) purchased the land and vowed to protect the 508acre of precious woods.
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  • Trail is rough with rocks and roots, meandering through the forest, with a few big pines to see. We met one guy in the parking lot, he was satisfied with just seeing a picture of a few of the big pine...  more »
  • Very nice, moderate intensity nature walk with two loops of 1.2 & 1.1 mile each. Nice mix of evergreen and regional deciduous trees. Well maintained.  more »
  • It's wonderful that someone has preserved these woods. No one will ever confuse this place with Redwoods National Park. I saw a few old white pines. Again I think it's great that they have been preser...  more »
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