The sandy, leaf-strewn trail muffles footsteps and the tree canopy blocks the sun. You’ll be walking through a climax beech/maple tree forest. At several points, the trail ends up at the top of a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan and the quick trip down to the beach, if you’re agile, is a quick run down. You’ll come upon some old stone columns that used to be part of a house overlooking the Lake if you take the trail that parallels the lake. The trail also passes by a wetland area home to frogs and turtles, and also mosquitoes, so remember the bug spray.
North Point Park has been maintained by local Boy Scout troops for many generations, actually commonly known in the area as “Old Boy Scout Camp.” A number of Eagle Scout Projects have focused on the area including the planting of indigenous trees, maintaining trails and installing erosion control measures.
Who knew that a simple walk in the woods could be so good for you? This hidden gem of seventeen forested acres quietly calls you to let the trees give you their healing bath.