Little Lake, SNA #554 (183/675)

Little Lake is the only inland lake on Washington Island and is a literal stone’s throw away from Lake Michigan, with a 250-foot cobblestone ridge separating the two bodies of water.  The DNR says that Little Lake requires permission to visit from the owner, the Door County Land Trust, but the DCLT’s own information makes…

Big & Little Marsh, SNA #391 (181/675)

Big & Little Marsh features marsh, fen, and northern wet-mesic habitats on the eastern side of Washington Island in Door County.  Take the ferry from mainland Door County and then park along any of several roads including: Deer Lane Road, Michigan Road, Town Line Road, Wickman Road, or North Hemlock Drive. I would classify my…

Coffey Swamp, SNA #276 (180/675)

Coffey Swamp features a seepage pond surrounded by a fen and northern wet-mesic forest on Washington Island in Door County.  As mentioned in prevous posts on Detroit Harbor and Jackson Harbor Ridges, the most common access to the island is via ferry.  This natural area consists of two parcels, one of which is found along…

Jackson Harbor Ridges, SNA #110 (179/675)

Jackson Harbor Ridges features a series of sand dunes and swales on the northeastern corner of Washington Island in Door County.  As previously discussed in the Detroit Harbor post, the customary way to reach the island is to take the ferry at the end of STH 42 which will take you to Detroit Harbor.  Then…