Take a Hike!

Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy’s public preserves are open everyday from dawn to dusk with no admission fee.
Your donation helps keep them that way!

Please follow these guidelines for your safety and to help protect each preserves’ natural features.

♦  Dogs must be kept on a 6-foot leash at all times and their waste removed from the preserve. Ground-nesting birds are upset by loose dogs and may abandon their eggs and babies if disturbed. In addition, children, adults, and leashed dogs that are using the trails may feel threatened when approached by a loose dog. Thank you for helping to keep our nature preserves a safe haven for people and animals alike!
♦   Stay on trails
♦   Do not collect, remove, or destroy plants and wildlife
♦   Take your trash with you
♦   No motorized vehicles
♦   No hunting or trapping without permission
♦   No bikes or horses due to erosion issues
♦   No camping or fires
♦   No fireworks
♦   No dumping
♦   Don’t bring alcohol or glass containers into the preserve

If you’re viewing this page on a mobile phone, please click the START button below to bring up the map.
Then click on a map marker for quick information about that preserve, or just scroll to see all public preserves in list form. Each tile includes a link to even more, in-depth information about that preserve.