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Hatlem Creek Preserve

Named after my wife's Grand Parents ( John and Theoline Hatlem ) who were immigrants from Norway and lived on Hatlem Pond.

There are no formal walking trails, however, there is an easy flat walk that follows an old logging road.  This preserve Hatlem Creek is located at 10175 S. Plowman Rd., Glen Arbor. From Leland, take M-22 South to Maple City Hwy. (Co. Rd. 667). Head west on Burdickville Road (Co. Rd. 616). Turn left at MacFarlane (Co. Rd. 675) Turn left onto S. Plowman Road and park along the road.

Houdek Dunes Natural Area–Leland

Beginning in Leland, drive north along M-22 approximately 5 miles to County Road 626. Proceed another ¾ mile north along M-22. A sign on the west (left) side of the road marks the entrance to the parking area.

Whaleback Natural Area–Leland

Beginning from the junction of M-22 and M-204 (3 mi S. of Leland), take M-22 north approx. 1 mile. A sign on the west (left) side of M-22 marks the entrance to the parking area. Continue straight for a few hundred feet on the gravel road entrance to the parking area. Follow the marked trail through private property to the natural area. PLEASE NOTE: If you approach from the north, the sign is difficult to spot, so look carefully as you approach 3 miles south of Leland.