North Woods Conservancy
Dedicated to the Preservation and Enhancement of Natural Lands for the Benefit of Native Biological Diversity, Science and Education, and Public Enjoyment
“Seven Mile Point is the most beautiful spot on the north shore of the Keweenaw.”
– Seven Mile Point visitor, August 2015
Seven Mile Point, photo courtesy of NWC
The North Woods Conservancy (NWC) is a bunch of like-minded people who have banded together to buy Natural Areas in the Keweenaw to keep them open for wildlife and people forever. Simply put, NWC cares about conserving scenic and natural resources and providing public access to special places in the Keweenaw.
Brook Trout, photo courtesy of NWC
The Conservancy owns several Natural Areas that are open to the public for mammal-powered quiet recreation such as hiking, biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. Fires, camping, hunting, trapping, and motorized vehicles are not permitted unless otherwise noted. NWC Natural Areas include Dore Woods (1993), Seven Mile Point (2001), Gratiot River North (2003), Merganser Pond (2009), and Conglomerate Falls (2010-2015). In addition, the NWC was instrumental in the acquisition of Gratiot River County Park (2002/2008).
NWC Visitor Center, photo courtesy of NWC