Hunter’s Point Park & The Copper Harbor Marina
There are 2 trails leading to Hunter’s Point Park;
One is just left of the boat launch at the Copper Harbor Marina. Be sure to walk along the piers and check out the quiet water around the marina for water birds such as Common Goldeneye, Bufflehead, Common, Hooded and Red-breasted Merganser, and Common Loon. The trail leads around the inside harbor and out to Lake Superior.
The main trail-head is a found by going a few blocks west of the marina to North Coast Shores Drive and turning right. Go until it the road T’s then turn right. Take this road to the end and you will see trail signs. At this trail-head there is a handicapped accessible boardwalk leading to Lake Superior and rustic restrooms.
Either trail-head will lead you to the main trail which is well signed. This is an easy hike with mostly flat walking but there are roots and rocks to navigate. The trail winds through the woods and out to beautiful pebble beaches on Lake Superior.
During their migration, many songbirds will roost here for the night in preparation for their flight over Lake Superior. This is a good spot to observe warblers and other woodland birds as well as water birds. Bald Eagle are frequently observed soaring by along the pebble beaches. Pileated, Hairy and Downy Woodpecker are common.