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The natural beauty and tranquility of these lands and waters have long been appreciated. Early archaeological work uncovered evidence of an extensive Native American village site along both sides of Heins Creek dating back 1300 years, yet the creek and this isthmus werent always here. Thousands of years ago, Kangaroo Lake was an embayment, or bay, open to the waters of Lake Michigan. Over time, waves and shore currents moved sand deposits creating dunes that cut off the entrance to the bay, forming what we now call Kangaroo Lake. Heins Creek is a remnant of that former landscape, moving the waters of Kangaroo Lake through this isthmus of ancient dunes to connect with Lake Michigan once more.
Categories: Attraction, Hiking, Nature Preserves
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