Marshes & Preserves

If you’re looking to go out and explore some nature, look no further than your backyard! Downriver has plenty of nature preserves and metro parks for residents to tour and relax in.

List of Downriver Nature Preserves and Metroparks

Oakwoods Metropark
32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164
http://www.metroparks.com/parks/oakwoods-metropark/

Crosswinds Marsh
27600 Haggerty Rd, New Boston, MI 48164
https://www.waynecounty.com/departments/publicservices/parks/crosswinds-marsh.aspx

Southgate Nature Center
15475 Leroy St, Southgate, MI 48195
http://southgatestar.com/a-wild-and-happy-place/

Sibley Prairie Nature Preserve – West Prairie
26360 West Rd, Brownstown Charter Twp, MI 48134
http://smlcland.org/properties_wayne.php

Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge
5437 W Jefferson Ave, Trenton, MI 48183
https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Detroit_River/

Grosse Ile Nature & Land Conservancy
26700 Meridian Rd, Grosse Ile Township, MI 48138
http://www.ginlc.org/

Gibraltar Bay Nature Area
28820 E River Rd, Grosse Ile Township, MI 48138
https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Detroit_River/visit/plan_your_visit.html

Hennepin Marsh
Meridian Rd, Grosse Ile Township, MI 48138
http://detroitriver.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Final-Hennepin-Presentation-8-5-20-email-1.pdf

Marshlands Museum & Nature Center
32481 W Jefferson Ave, Brownstown Charter Twp, MI
https://www.metroparks.com/organizer/lake-erie-marshlands-museum/

Lake Erie Metropark
32481 W Jefferson Ave, Brownstown Charter Twp, MI 48173
http://www.metroparks.com/parks/lake-erie-metropark/

Willow Metropark
23200 S Huron Rd, New Boston, MI 48164
http://www.metroparks.com/parks/willow-metropark/

To learn more about the Grosse Ile Nature & Land Conservancy, click here.

Also click here to learn about The Detroit River Hawk Watch at Lake Erie Metropark.

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