Round Island Point Nature Preserve, Chippewa County (10-8-10) - dwhike
Young and old...an up-and-coming aspen on the right contrasts with is mature counterpart to the left...

The color season was going fast, and I mean fast, this year and I was quickly running out of days to go out and enjoy them. So, between classes I decided to go for a short walk at a preserve I'd visited a couple times before a few miles west of the Soo. Round Island Point is actually quite a large preserve at over 1,000 acres. It also boasts almost two miles of Lake Superior shoreline. Unfortunately, the short 1.5 mile trail that loops through the preserve never gets close to the lake and only introduces one to a small corner of the preserve. Nonetheless, the path does pass through a nice enough variety of woodland, particularly during the fall season. For this reason I saved photographing it until now...


Trailhead GPS Coordinates:  46.426802, -84.495818


Mileage Hiked: 1.5 miles

Trailhead Temp: 70'F

Min. Elevation: 620'

Max Elevation: 650'