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Spirit Springs Sanctuary
Acquired: 2010 through a bargain sale from Vernon and Alice Miller
Location: Marcellus Township, Cass County
Size: 123.4 acres
Accessibility: Open to the public with parking and signage
Trails: Easy. See map below or click here for a pdf.
[Photo of Spirit Springs Sanctuary by Peter Ter Louw.]
Directions to Spirit Springs Sanctuary from Kalamazoo:
From Stadium Drive at U.S.-131 in Kalamazoo:
U.S. 131 Highway South approximately 17 miles to Marcellus Highway (MI-216)
Right (West) onto Marcellus Highway, drive 4.3 miles to the intersection of Bent Road
Left (South) onto Bent Road and drive 3.1 miles to intersection of Dutch Settlement Road
Right (West) onto Dutch settlement Road, the property is 1.8 miles ahead on the right hand side.
Directions to Spirit Springs Sanctuary from White Pigeon:
Take U.S. 131 North 12.35 miles north to Hoffman Road (.8 mile north of Three Rivers)
Turn left (West) onto Hoffman Road and proceed approximately 2 miles.
Turn right (North) to stay on Hoffman Road and proceed approximately 1 mile.
Turn left (West) to stay on Hoffman and proceed approximately 2.75 miles to Day Road.
Turn right (North) onto Day Road and proceed approximately 1 mile to Dutch Settlement Road.
Turn left (West) onto Dutch Settlement Road and proceed just over a mile to the Spirit Springs Sanctuary (entrance on the right hand side).
Directions to Spirit Springs Sanctuary from South Bend:
Take 80/90 toll road east from South Bend and proceed as follows:
Merge onto I-80E/I-90E toward Ohio (Portions Toll). Proceed 19.4 miles to Exit 96. • Take Exit 96 toward Elkhart East/County Road 17.
Turn right onto County Road 17 and proceed north 3.4 miles until the intersection of U.S. 12.
Turn left onto M-40 and proceed 12.6 miles.
Turn right onto Dutch Settlement Road and proceed 2.5 miles to Spirit Springs Sanctuary on the left hand side.