Explore Hubbard Lake Nature Preserve with a guided snowshoe hike led by Huron Pines

Courtesy Photo Huron Pines led a snowshoe hike Feb. 4 at their Min Hunt Nature Preserve in Presque Isle County. Another is slated for Feb. 29 at their Hubbard Lake Nature Preserve on Churchill Point. Photos were provided by Chris Engle of Huron Pines.

HUBBARD LAKE — Huron Pines invites the snowshoeing public on a guided hike of Hubbard Lake Nature Preserve on Saturday, Feb. 29 to experience how the property and its trails can be enjoyed year-round.

This preserve encompasses 80 wooded acres on Hubbard Lake’s Churchill Point and boasts a 1.5-mile trail loop open to hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and wildlife viewing.

The hike begins at 11 a.m. at the parking area/trailhead with a brief welcome and introduction by Huron Pines Land Protection Director Heather Huffstutler. Participants should bring their own snowshoes, water and snacks, and be dressed for the weather. A restroom is available and the event will run approximately 90 minutes.

In the case of dangerously cold weather or driving conditions, the hike will be canceled.

The preserve is located at 720 Holiday Inn Rd. in Hubbard Lake. Take Bennett Road south from Hubbard Lake Road and follow the curve to the west where Bennet becomes Holiday Inn Road.

Courtesy Photo From left to right, Geri Kamyszek, Julie Austin and Mary Hamilton took part in a guided snowshoe hike Feb. 4 at Huron Pines’ Min Hunt Nature Preserve near Long Lake in Presque Isle County. Huron Pines is leading another snowshoe hike on Feb. 29 at Hubbard Lake Nature Preserve.

“The beauty of winter will be on full display here during this hike,” said Huffstutler. “The gently hilly terrain can provide some challenge for those looking to get their heart rates up a little, and the views from atop the hill at Churchill Point should be stellar. It’s Huron Pines’ goal with this preserve to provide more ways to enjoy being outside and this is a great way to do it.”

Donated in the summer of 2018, Hubbard Lake Nature Preserve is the first under the ownership of Huron Pines. To learn more or to make a donation in support of the preserve, visit huronpines.org/hubbard-lake.

RSVP by visiting bit.ly/HLPsnowshoe or contacting Heather Huffstutler at heather@huronpines.org or 989-448-2293 x11.

Huron Pines is a nonprofit organization established in 1973 to conserve and enhance Northern Michigan’s natural resources to ensure healthy water, protected places and vibrant communities. It strives to improve economic, environmental, educational and recreational opportunities throughout Northern Michigan.


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