Boyd B. Banwell Nature Preserve
Size: 400 acres adjacent to the Andreae Nature Preserve
Frontage: Nearly three miles along the Pigeon River
Land Description: A continuation of the oak/pine forests and steep bluffs above the Pigeon River that you see at the Andreae Preserve.
Trails: More than five miles of trails can be explored between the Banwell and the adjacent Andreae Preserve.
Hunting: The Boyd B. Banwell Nature Preserve is open to unrestricted hunting. However, please note that the neighboring Agnes S. Andreae Nature Preserve is closed to hunting.
History: The original 320 acres were sold by Boyd Banwell in 2000 at a bargain sale. Since that time, the Conservancy has acquired additional parcels with more river frontage, allowing for extended trails.
Directions:From Indian River, go east on M-68 for about 6 miles. In Afton, turn left (north) onto Quarry Road, a gravel road. Go about ½ mile and turn left (west) on Dunn Road, a seasonal gravel road. Go another ½ mile. The preserve entrance, a gated two-track road, is on the left just past where Dunn Road turns to the north.