With over 2 miles of easy-to-difficult hiking trails through forest and wetland - including one mile of river frontage - 120-acre Black River Preserve offers year-round enjoyment for nature lovers. Whether you are looking for a peaceful retreat to snowshoe or cross-country ski, a vibrant birding hotspot, a colorful show of spring flowers or fall fo...
From the pebbled beach along Lake Michigan to lush beech-maple forests that host abundant spring wildflowers to the picture-perfect creek spilling into the lake, Pilgrim Haven Natural Area offers a beautiful sample of lakeshore habitats. The property was used as a camp for over 70 years - first by the Camp Fire Girls of America and later by the Uni...
The Portman Nature Preserve is an amazing 188 acre mix of woods, meadows and wetlands with frontage on three lakes, a creek and hundreds of springs. The park supports two federally endangered species, a long list of state-listed plants and animals, and every species of turtle found in Southern Michigan.
The nature center has over 5 miles of walking trails that can be explored on your own or with a naturalist. Check out their calendar for fun programs like Bird House Build, travel opportunties, Goumet Glide, Mystery Ski Tour...and many more. Snowshoe Rental $3, Cross country ski rental $7 per person, $5 for kids 12 and under.
Divided into North and South Tracts, Wau-Ke-Na ("forest by the water") features over 3 miles of mowed trails that traverse forests, fields, streams, ponds, bluffs, and Lake Michigan beach. Its fields of prairie grasses and wildflowers provide important nesting habitat for birds - and awesome places for humans to trail-run, cross-country s...
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