Arcadia Marsh


The awe-inspiring beauty of a Great Lakes Coastal Marsh is yours to enjoy as you walk, hike, canoe or kayak through the 155-acre Arcadia Marsh Nature Preserve. Located just south of the Village of Arcadia on the east side of M22, it is one of only 15 or so remaining Great Lakes Coastal Marshes along the shoreline of Lake Michigan’s Lower Peninsula and is owned, protected and managed by the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy.

The Arcadia Marsh is one of the most beautiful and diverse nature preserves within GTRLC’s umbrella. The new Universally Accessible boardwalk allows users of all abilities to enjoy this iconic property and ensures a sustainable trail, in spite of Lake Michigan water level fluctuations.

It’s a great birding site, hosting over 150 bird species and is a year-round habitat for many fish and aquatic organisms. For a map, more information about the Marsh and the Arcadia Marsh Restoration Project, visit

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Posted on

June 11, 2020



    Try the Arcadia dunes, C. S Mott trails if you are looking for longer trails.

  2. Kathryn Kenny

    The downtown Manistee Riverwalk is a walk, complete with historic markers and you can extend your stroll by looping in River Street. Another trail to consider is the Lake Bluff Bird Sanctuary and Orchard Beach State Park. You’ll find a variety of trail options on our Trails page.

  3. Ela

    Do you know longer distance for walk in the area, please?

  4. Kathryn Kenny

    It’s about a half mile. Enjoy!

  5. Kim Gilbert

    Can you tell me how long the Trail (boardwalk) is?

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