US-23 Heritage Route - Mobile

Besser Natural Area

134 acre natural area
Besser Natural Area
Add This To Your Itinerary

Six miles southeast of Presque Isle on Grand Lake Road, the Besser Natural Area contains a stand of mature, virgin red and white pine with spruce, balsam, cedar and birch. Includes over 4,000 feet of Lake Huron shoreline composed primarily of limestone gravel shore. Provides habitat for plant species of special concern, including the Pitcher's thistle, a plant threatened with extinction.

One of the areas in Michigan with virgin white and red pines, the Besser Natural Area is a beautiful historic site in Presque Isle and also the former village of Bell.

In winter, snowshoe through the one-mile trail that leads through the “ghost town” of Bell, just 20 minutes north of Alpena.

Get DirectionsVisit the Website
5 miles east of US-23 on Grand Lake Hwy.
Presque Isle, MI 49777
GPS Coordinates:
45.24817, -83.41580
Find Nearby Attractions
Show or Hide AmenitiesAmenities

Available in Spring Available in Spring

Available in Summer Available in Summer

Available in Fall Available in Fall

Available in Winter Available in Winter

Show or Hide ActivitiesActivities

Nearby Attractions  Nearby Accomodations  Nearby Eateries  Michigan Sunrise Coast On Facebook

Go To Full Website

How to Use This Website

© 2015 NEMCOG