Eleanor O'Connor Wilson Woods Preserve
In 2001, Chikaming Open Lands completed the purchase of Eleanor O'Connor Wilson Woods on Lakeshore Road in Lakeside. It consists of five acres of dune forest in a relatively developed area in close proximity to Lake Michigan. The nature preserve was the first property protected by the organization. While small in size, the property has scenic, natural and scientific values of importance to Chikaming Open Lands and the community. It contains natural habitat characteristics of a dune forest community in which wildlife and plants thrive.