Outstanding Hikes Near Our Door County Resort: Shivering Sands Preserve

When you stay at Sturgeon Bay’s premiere resort, the Glidden Lodge Beach Resort, you are within 10 miles of some of Door County’s most beautiful and scenic outdoor destinations including Cave Point County Park, Whitefish Dunes State Park, and Clark Lake.

Entrance Signage at Shivering Sands Preserve Near Door County Hotel and Resort

Shivering Sands is a short walk from your beachfront suite.

However, just down the road from our beautiful Lake Michigan beachfront resort is Shivering Sands Preserve, a lesser known destination whose pristine wetlands are under the watchful eye of The Nature Conservancy. From their website:

The 3,400-acre Shivering Sands wetland complex encompasses three lakes, several streams and springs, forested sand dunes, lowland conifer forest, sedge meadows and fens. It is rich in rare plant life and is home to many birds, mammals, frogs and other wildlife.

Moss Covered Rocks at Shivering Sands Preserve Near Door County Hotel and Resort

Thick moss covers rocks scattered throughout the forest

Why did The Nature Conservancy decide to purchase acreage at the Shivering Sands Preserve?:

Located on Lake Michigan just north of Sturgeon Bay, the variety of plant communities at Shivering Sands Preserve provides excellent habitat for several rare plants and myriad wildlife and is exceptional in both size and diversity.

Hiking the Shivering Sands Preserve Near Door County Hotel and Resort

One tree made of many. The forest surrounding Shivering Sands.

Details on hiking Shivering Sands:

There is a relatively flat, 1-mile loop walking trail, which can sometimes be wet in spots so wear appropriate footwear. Mosquitoes can be abundant in early summer, so repellent and long pants/sleeves are a good idea.

Contact the The Nature Conservancy office at 242 Michigan Street, Sturgeon Bay for more information or call (920-743-8695).

Book some time at Glidden Lodge Beach Resort so you can discover one of the Midwest’s most important wetland right here within walking distance of your Lake Michigan beachfront suite!

Hiking the Shivering Sands Preserve Near Sturgeon Bay Hotel and Resort in Wisconsin

A tree posing like a body builder? That’s what it looks like to us!


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