Thursday, August 7, 2008
Orchard Lake Nature Sanctuary
Orchard Lake Nature Sanctuary is located in the city of Orchard Lake, Mi. at 4700 Pontiac Trail just west of Old Orchard Trail. This place is a 50 acre nature preserve with several nature trails. It's situated between two good sized lakes. Orchard Lake is on the right and Upper Straits Lake is on the left. They say on their website that there are overlook views of both lakes. In my experience, the view of Orchard Lake is practically nonexistent, and in my opinion not worth seeing; while there are two good views of Upper Straits Lake, one from a dock, and one from an overlook viewing area. The trails here are the real fun, and there is plenty to see. This one is an excellent everyday adventure.