Grand Sable Dunes temporary closure to all public entry for visitor safety
Grand Sable Dunes are rapidly eroding into Sable Creek and Lake Superior. The area from the Ghost Forest Trail north to Lake Superior then along the shoreline to the west side of Sable Creek is temporarily closed. Follow closure signs for your safety. More »
Beech Bark Disease
U.S. Forest Service photo
The American beech, a dominant species in the upland forests of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, is seriously threatened by Beech Bark Disease. Beech Bark Disease (BBD) originated in Europe and was accidentally introduced to Nova Scotia around 1890, most likely in an infected European beech tree brought for a horticulture exhibit. It has been spreading slowly through the eastern U.S. ever since.
Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources photo
Impacts to the Forest Ecosystem
NPS photo / Mike Peters
What can be done?
Did You Know?
The North Country National Scenic Trail connects outstanding scenic, natural, and cultural sites in seven northern states from Crown Point, New York, to Lake Sakakawea in North Dakota. The trail was established on March 5, 1980. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is home to 42 miles of the NCNST. More...