Robert T. Brown Sanctuary - Lake Perrault Nature Trail

Robert T. Brown Sanctuary – Lake Perrault Nature Trail

Address: 47.02875, -88.7251
Countie(s) trail is located in: Houghton
Trail Type(s): Hiking
Trail Measurement: Trail: 0.5 Miles with many miles of old logging roads to explore
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This short trail is also located next to a popular free campsite on Lake Perrault. This campsite has a few fire rings, a couple of picnic tables, but no restroom facilities. It is the perfect place for rustic camping if you want to get away from the ‘combat camping’ scenario. There are 1 to 5 campsites available. There are swimming and fishing available at the lake. The sites next to the lake are usually taken when you arrive.

If you look for the Robert T. Brown Sanctuary on Google Maps. The pin is off and it is located right off the road from Hwy 26.

Robert T. Brown Nature Sanctuary is a 19-acre (7.7 ha) sanctuary located in Houghton County, Michigan. It is maintained and preserved by the Michigan Nature Association.

The Brown Sanctuary is a northern wetland surrounded by a small pond and bordered by black spruce, tamarack, and white cedar swamp. Several shrubs can be found in the sanctuary, including leather leaf, bog-rosemary, Labrador tea, and both small and large cranberry. Many carnivorous plants can be found in this fen, such as pitcher plant, round-leaved sundew, and hidden fruited bladderwort. These unique plants capture and digest insects and other food to obtain the necessary nutrients.

References and More Info

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  • Compass Latitude: 47° 1′ 43.5” N
  • Compass Longitude: 88° 43′ 30.36” W
  • Numeric Latitude: 47.02875
  • Numeric Longitude: -88.7251
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  • Trail Measurement: Trail: 0.5 Miles & many miles of logging roads


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