The Lake Ann area is rich in history, wildlife, lakes and natural beauty. Addison Wheelock was among the founders of Almira Township and the village which later became Lake Ann. The 500-acre lake was christened Ann Lake, named after Addison's wife, Ann McBride Wheelock.
Join conservation specialist, John Ransom, on Friday, July 14th, from 9 am to 12 pm, as we paddle the shores of this beautiful lake, looking for birds and other wildlife while discussing water quality and the role of everyday citizens in protecting our waters. Loon sightings are a strong possibility, as the lake hosts a nesting pair during the summer.
Special guest writer, naturalist, and computer consultant, Jim Stamm, will join us for the paddle. Jim enjoys exploring and researching the waterways of Benzie County so much that he has written three reference guides for fishing by boat and for paddling the inland lakes and rivers. Click here to view his guide for Benzie County rivers and lakes.
You will need a canoe or kayak, paddles, life jackets, binoculars (optional), and appropriate clothing for weather conditions. No shuttling will be necessary as the tour will begin and end at the same place.
Location: launch at DNR public access site road, off N. Reynolds, 18643 Launch Site Rd, Lake Ann, MI 49650
To sign-up: contact John Ransom at firstname.lastname@example.org or 231-882-4391 x 13.