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Betsy Lake
Tahquamenon Natural Area
Luce County
Newberry, Michigan
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Eastern U.P. Lodging

Area: 1,300 acres
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Latitude:      N46 37.46'
Longitude: W85 16.39'


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Wetlands dominate the area around Betsy, Sheephead and Clark Lakes, including one of the largest northern peatlands in the eastern Upper Peninsula. In the wetter central portions of these peatlands, the black spruce forests become open muskeg, characterized by widely scattered, stunted, spruce and tamarack trees. This opens up into true bog, dominated by sedges and low shrubs. These peatlands are great habitat for the moose who occasionally can be seen, as well as providing perfect conditions for wild cranberry bogs, and two state-threatened plant species; small yellow water-lily and wild rye.
  Other wildlife in the area include bald eagles, wolf, black bear, coyote, osprey, spruce grouse, sharptail grouse, river otter, fox, porcupine, beaver, mink, pileated woodpeckers, and a variety of waterfowl and songbirds. Due to its location near Whitefish Point, a target for birds entering or returning from Canada, the Tahquamenon area also sees large numbers of migrating birds during the spring and fall migrations. In addition, this is one of the few nesting areas for sandhill cranes in Michigan.

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