At a Glance
- Approximate Street Address: End of Lake Breeze Drive, Pentwater, MI
- Just south of Pentwater, Lake Breeze Nature Preserve protects a diverse coastal forest and pristine vernal wetlands. A stone’s throw from Lake Michigan, the preserve is a quiet haven for wildflowers, wildlife, and nature lovers alike.
- Trail length: No trail.
- Before you visit, check out our preserve guidelines. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.
The entrance is located near the south end of Lake Breeze Drive, east of Ridge Road in Pentwater Township. Parking is available along Lake Breeze Drive in front of the preserve sign.
What to See
There is no trail at Lake Breeze, but adventurous nature enthusiasts enjoy wandering through the forest of birch, pine, hemlock, maple, and oak. The preserve boasts some very large white pine and American beech, and huge rotting stumps can still be seen from when the area was last logged nearly 100 years ago.
Together with a privately-owned conservation easement immediately to the south, Lake Breeze Nature Preserve helps protect more than 100 acres of coastal forest and wetland habitat from development.
This property was originally purchased with funds pooled from 18 families with homes in the Lake Breeze Association, wanting to prevent further development along Ridge Road. The group donated the property to the Land Conservancy in 1990, creating our second nature preserve.