DeTour Peninsula Nature Preserve
More than three miles of Lake Huron shoreline. Jutting down into Lake Huron, this preserve includes the rich diversity that typifies northern Lake Huron: sand and gravel beach, limestone cobble shore, boreal forest, rich conifer swamp, emerging marsh, and coastal fen. The land lies within a major migration corridor centered on the St. Mary’s River.
Trails: A two-track road, Point Road, runs through the preserve to private land on the tip of the peninsula and is open to foot traffic. A small parking area is planned for the end of Point Road. This preserve was anonymously donated to LTC in late 2011.
Six Mile Point Range Front Lighthouse
Six Mile Point Range Lights were electrified in 1933, and today the lights are shown from modern towers: a cylindrical tower for the front light and a skeletal tower for the rear range light. A brick oil house also remains standing near the modern lights. At some point, the 1907 steel towers were removed from the range and taken to museums. The old front tower now stands on the grounds of DeTour Passage Historical Museum in De Tour Village, while the old rear tower can be viewed at Les Cheneaux Historical Museum in Cedarville.
Detour Reef Light
The DeTour Reef Light, located a mile offshore from the original onshore lighthouse, was built in 1931. It is well known to ship captains and pleasure boaters who sail the upper Great Lakes. The lighthouse stands as a testament to the importance of shipping in the region’s political, economic and social history.