The dense stand of Red Pines on Pine Trail is the result of a catastrophic fire in the late 1800s. This section of forest is very different from the oak savanna found throughout most of the park.
Interpretive panels explain the difference between the red pine forest and the oak savanna. This trail is open year round. Here on Lake Huron, vast waves of sand dunes roll back from the shore to meet groups of towering oaks, the largest oak savanna woodlands remaining in North America.
These ancient trees preside over a mosaic of prairie grasses, wildflowers and shrubs. Sun-drenched meadows teem with rare and unique butterflies, songbirds and reptiles. Go softly here along boardwalks and bicycle trails and endless sand beaches. Come, too, in winter to camp, stay overnight in a yurt, toboggan and ski on groomed trails.
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