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.

Check out the plants and animals found at this preserve using the iNaturalist guide below. Help us document more with and!