Waldeck Island Nature Preserve Trail
Waldeck Island is an 11-acre nature preserve located on Stone Ledge Lake, which is open to the public for quiet sports such as hiking and snowshoeing. It is located a short distance south of Cadillac off M-115 and is easy to find. Once there, easy trails lead you through serene forests and bio-diverse swamp land to Stone Ledge Lake. The Hansen Memorial Wildlife Viewing Platform offer the perfect spot for water fowl viewing, including the popular Blue Heron.
On Sunday, October 23, 2016 the Dick Hansen family donated a wildlife viewing platform in memory of Sandy Hansen. This viewing platform, accessible from the walking trail, overlooks a wetland, offering views of a beautiful wetland and riparian habitats and their wildlife like ducks, geese, herons, gulls, eagles, deer, muskrats, mink, and many songbirds in adjacent shrub and forest habitat.
Hiking & Snowshoeing
This 1.2 mile loop is open year round for hiking and snowshoeing.