Lighthouse West Natural Area

This fabulous cobble beach features wetland vegetation that, depending on water levels, feeds wading birds and waterfowl. Further from the shore, you’ll find terraced slope with boulders deposited by the glaciers, telling the tale of the rise and fall of the Great Lakes. This is a birding hot spot as well. Steep stairs lead to an observation deck overlooking Lake Michigan. South Fox Island is visible from here. Explore 42 acres and 640 feet of undeveloped shoreline along Lake Michigan.