July 17, 2021

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The Marsh Trail

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Active since 2021
Michigan, US

Log Description

The Marsh Trail provides easy access to a beautiful north country wetland full of interwoven ponds, cattail marshes, forested swamps, and small tree-covered ridges. This postage stamp of land and water is home to an incredible array of plants and animals, from sedges and wild roses to mallards and painted turtles. Water trickles from the nearby cliffs to feed the wetland, where it eventually filters into Lake Superior. A wave of floral colors sweeps across the marsh in spring, and in fall the changing leaves paint the hillside above. The photos from this site help to monitor long-term changes in water level and vegetation makeup, while the collected images showcase the seasonal changes taking place in this wetland ecosystem.

About Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore hugs the south shore of Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It's known for the dramatic multicolored Pictured Rocks cliffs. Unusual sandstone formations like Miners Castle and Chapel Rock define the park’s headlands.


Coordinates: 46.44928 , -86.60533