Catherine Wolter Wilderness Area

  • taken by Jan Ketelle

    taken by Jan Ketelle
  • taken by Jan Ketelle

    taken by Jan Ketelle
  • Skiing at Catherine Wolter Wilderness Area

    Skiing at Catherine Wolter Wilderness Area

This 2,189-acre Nature Conservancy property and State Natural Area includes 15 lakes and ponds. Common avian species include neotropical migrant songbirds. Otter, fisher, black bear and timber wolves are known to frequent the preserve. The preserve is open to the public from sunrise to sunset for hiking, cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing, bird watching, and other low impact recreational activities, with fairly flat terrain and good trails. Be sure to remember water and bring insect repellant in late spring, summer, and early fall.

Hours of Operation

Sunrise to Sunset


From Presque Isle travel East on CR B 3 miles, turn northeast for 0.5 mile on East Bay Road. The trailhead is located on the east side of the road. There is a small parking area at the trailhead.

Free Admission

  • Yes


  • On Water

Natural Attractions Type

  • Parks, Forests, Trails
  • Scenic Vistas

Hunting Type

  • Deer
  • Ruffed Grouse

Trail Length (miles)

  • 2.7 mile & 5.2 mile trails

Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing Trail Type

  • Hilly
  • Wooded


  • Yes