Agnes S. Andreae Nature Preserve
Size: 181 acres
Frontage: A mile along the Pigeon River
Land Description: Set along the lower Pigeon River (a blue-ribbon trout stream), this preserve includes pine forests on steep bluffs above the river.
Trails: More than five miles of trails can be explored between both the Andreae and the adjacent Banwell Preserve.
Hunting: Please note that the Agnes S. Andreae Nature Preserve is closed to hunting. However, the neighboring Boyd B. Banwell Nature Preserve is open to unrestricted hunting.
History: In 1983, Agnes S. Andreae donated the original 27 acres with frontage on the Pigeon River, and several additions have been purchased since then. The donation included a small cabin overlooking the river. The cabin is available for use (at no charge) by non-profit or community groups. Reservations are required.
Directions: From Indian River (exit 310 off I-75) take M-68 east 4½ miles. Turn left onto Old Onaway Rd. (Look for “Cochran Lake Public Access” sign). Go north on Old Onaway Rd 1.7 miles to Riverwood Rd and turn right. At the T intersection with Big Sky Trail, the preserve sign is ahead of you. Park in front of split rail fence.