MNA’s Black Creek Nature Sanctuary is made up of 242 acres of beautiful habitat in Keeweenaw County. A small footpath marks the entrance to Black Creek near the end of Sedar Road between Calumet and Allouez. The trail will take you to the 1300 feet of Lake Superior shoreline that MNA protects as well as the beaver marshes, dune habitat and conifers that surround the creeks. If you visit the sanctuary be sure to see the lagoon where Black Creek and Hills Creek meet before entering Lake Superior. This area is especially rich in wildlife and scenic beauty.
Charlie Eshbach, our Western Peninsula Field Representative, recently visited the sanctuary and said, ” the Red Maple buds were just half swollen. The sun was warm but there was a cold breeze off the lake. Then I heard the sound of rushing water down toward the creek. It must be a beaver dam. So here is one of the first signs of this slow spring. More later as the woods comes alive.”