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Lake Bluff Bird Sanctuary

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Discover some Michigan Magic

This place has a rich history and beautiful grounds. The lovely Lakeshore landscape with it's... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2018
The Lumberjack I
No new bird sightings but still worth a visit

The trails are well maintained, beautiful, and interesting. The view of Lake Michigan is stunning... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
Southfield, Michigan
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2890 Lakeshore Rd, Manistee, MI 49660-9226
+1 231-723-4042
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

This place has a rich history and beautiful grounds. The lovely Lakeshore landscape with it's woodsy trails make this a great place for bird watchers, hikers, meditating in nature, taking in a beautiful Sunset. Photographers will love it at Lake Bluff Bird Sanctuary.

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

The trails are well maintained, beautiful, and interesting. The view of Lake Michigan is stunning. The stretch of beach you can walk on is lovely and we had it all to ourselves. It is a rock collector's paradise. While we didn't see any new or...More

Thank MagsBlack
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We love this place in August and September when the monarchs come. There are so many butterflies at this time of year in an area on the property where specific plants that attract butterflies have been planted. The property is on a high bluff overlooking...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped by chance and was pleasantly surprised. However I saw very few birds. Maps there help in identifying various plants and trees. Trail does make it to the very rocky beach, which is very small like all beaches during this summer of 2017. Drop a...More

Thank kingofbears
Reviewed 5 August 2017

I visited on Sunday and Sanctuary was closed but we saw the Sequioa trees there! They were planted in 1948, so they are babies, but I never knew we had them in Michigan. This area of Manistee is absolutely beautiful!

Thank AlexandBunnie
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Cycled here from town, and walked down the north trail to the beach. Nice wild area and beach view, but little in the way of obvious birds.

Thank Jane A
Reviewed 6 February 2017

This is simply a must stop natural area for anyone passing through or visiting Manistee, Michigan on the shores of Lake Michigan. Nature trails, wild life, an amazing arboretum featuring Champion Sequoia Trees and more. 1,300 feet of accessible, walkable, beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline -...More

2  Thank Judy C
Reviewed 7 November 2016

This is an Audubon Bird Sanctuary on the grounds of the former M.E. and Gertrude Gray home, just north of Orchard Beach State Park. Three short easy, but unpaved, walking trails within the 75 acres, passing by various unusual tree specimens including California Redwood, Ginkgo,...More

1  Thank JudyR-D
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