Thorne Swift Nature Preserve

4.91097 Votes
  • Address: 6696 Lower Shore Dr, Harbor Springs, MI 49740, USA, United States
  • Tags: Outdoors, Family And Kids, Nature

The Thorne Swift Nature Preserve is a 30-acre nature park in Harbor Springs. The park has 950 feet of its area located on the banks of Lake Michigan and 300 feet as a public beach. The facility also includes a one and half mile trail, dune observation platform, amphitheater, gazebo and Elizabeth Kennedy Nature Center. The Thorne Swift Nature Preserve is a quiet and scenic place to visit.

  • Thorne Swift Nature Preserve Address: 6696 Lower Shore Dr, Harbor Springs, MI 49740, USA, United States
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  • 95% of people who visit Harbor Springs include Thorne Swift Nature Preserve in their plan

  • 90.45% of people start their Thorne Swift Nature Preserve visit around 09 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Thorne Swift Nature Preserve

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Thorne Swift Nature Preserve

People normally also visit Pond Hill Farm while planning their trip to Thorne Swift Nature Preserve.

People also prefer to start their day with Thorne Swift Nature Preserve.

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Thorne Swift Nature Preserve Reviews & Ratings

  • Nice nature area with a couple good trails. Waves were too big when we visited to go down to the water, but it’s a great area! Lots of plants labeled to look at along the trails and very well maintained trails. Ran by the little traverse land conservancy I believe.

  • Very nice. Surprised how informative & interesting it was. We walked the wooden trail through the woods to Lake Michigan ( not a long walk). Gift shop displays a lot of interesting artifacts & historical info about the area.

  • Very cool trails and views of the water. $5 parking fee. They need to clean their bathroom.

  • It was very interesting to walk around. It had a beautiful preserve that lead to a beach; the staff were very experienced with this place and kept it well-managed.

  • I highly recommend this place for the cheap price of free! (Minus nominal parking charges) Well preserved with beautiful views all around, especially at the dune platform and the pond!

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