Washtenaw County Parks

Washtenaw County Parks holds over 5,400 acres of land including many high quality natural areas. Proposals to conduct research, perform surveys or monitoring, and other data collection are welcome. Baseline data is available here, and additional data can be provided upon request. For more information, please contact Parks Naturalist Shawn Severance at severances@ewashtenaw.org or (734) 971-6337 x 335.

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Parker Mill

Parker Mill County Park, together with Ann Arbor City's Forest Park, is a 45 acre tract of mostly wooded land along Fleming Creek. The park includes the mouth of the creek, where it joins the Huron River. There is also an historic grist mill built in 1873. The mill is operable and contains original milling machinery, left in the mill when the Parker family ceased operation in 1958.

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SEAD Images

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County Farm Park

County Farm Park is located on the east side of the City of Ann Arbor. It contains an 18-acre mature woodlot with an interesting mixture of upland and floodplain tree species. Oaks, hickories, and cherry occupy they upland part of this wooded knoll, while maple, ash, ironwood, and hornbeam also appear throughout. The remainder of the park was used as agricultural land and has renaturalized with fields, dense hedgerows, and brushy cover. The early successional habitat contains fox, deer, rabbits, woodchucks, and skunks, as well as numerous bird species including Cooper's Hawk and Red-tailed Hawk.

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Top Level

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Independence Lake

Independence Lake County Park features diverse habitats including wetlands, prairies and oak hickory woods. In the summer months there is swimming, boating and fishing, as well as picnicking, hiking, biking and rollerblading. The park offers a launch site for canoes, kayaks and motorized boats with ten or less horsepower (paddleboats and rowboats are available for rent).

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Leonard Preserve

The Leonard Preserve protects nearly one mile of River Raisin shoreline. Located just northwest of the Village of Manchester, it includes floodplain forest, oak woods, sedge meadows, dry-mesic prairie remnant and black oak barrens remnant. The diversity of habitats makes for very good wildlife viewing. Wood ducks, coyotes, blue racers, and Blanding’s turtles are some of the animals you may see at this preserve.

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Miller Preserve

The 29-acre Albert J. Miller and Robert & Nancy Smith Preserve is located one mile southwest of the Village of Dexter. It contains a high-quality oak-hickory forest with a robust herbaceous layer containing a mix of woodland wildflowers, ferns, and some oak savanna species on the edge of the forest. The trail system winds through wet areas of swamp white oak, and past several small vernal pools.

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Goodrich

The Goodrich Preserve contains a mature woodland that grades from hilltop oak-hickory into to maple-mixed Hardwoods within University of Michigan's Horner-McLaughlin Woods . Native shrubs, predominantly buttonbush, surround several small wetlands and fill a large swamp adjacent to M-14. Goodrich is adjacent to Horner McLaughlin Woods, Arbor Vistas and the City of Ann Arbor's Marshall Woods.

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