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Windigo Nature Loop

Easy/Intermediate
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Trail

1.3 mile 2.1 kilometer loop
96% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 113' 34 m
Descent: -117' -36 m
High: 729' 222 m
Low: 617' 188 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)

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Trail shared by Greg Reasor

An easy interpretive loop exhibiting effects over time of nature and man upon Isle Royale.

Greg Reasor

Features River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

Stop by the Windigo Visitor Center for a flyer describing the 11 markers along the Windigo Nature Trail.

Description

Begin by the store uphill from the Visitor Center and run along the hills around Windigo. See several examples of how man, moose, and natural forces have shaped Isle Royale.

At the last marker, continue down to the waterfront where the Windigo Nature Trail ends at the junction of the Feldtmann Lake Trail and the Washington Creek Trail, head right onto the Washington Creek Trail, which returns to the Windigo dock.

Look for the Moose Exclosure, where balsam fir trees are allowed to grow unaffected by moose grazing that otherwise stunts these trees across the island.

Flora & Fauna

Canada dogwood, thimbleberry, aspen and balsam fir trees are abundant. Moose tracks have been seen on the trail.

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Photos

Golden Eye Ducks in Washington Harbor from the Washington Creek Trail.
Jul 14, 2016 near Isle Ro…, MI
Washington Harbor from the Windigo Nature Trail.
Jul 14, 2016 near Isle Ro…, MI
A seaplane daintily lands on the water near Windigo.
Jun 1, 2017 near Isle Ro…, MI
Moose tracks on the Windigo Nature Trail.
Jul 14, 2016 near Isle Ro…, MI
Welcome to Windigo!
Jun 1, 2017 near Isle Ro…, MI
A park ranger's boat stands moored at the dock in Windigo.
Jun 1, 2017 near Isle Ro…, MI

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