Bubbling Springs/Robinson Honoring gold star families Nature Preserve Complex

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20 acres

Land Description

Just a few miles from downtown Petoskey, this preserve offers a short trail system and a natural oasis for exploration. Enjoy a mix of mature upland hardwood forest and a swampy corridor with a small stream while searching for the natural springs. A mix of wetlands, uplands, and shoreline, this property provides a natural buffer in a positively developing region near town.

Trail Description

There is a small parking area, and a short trail leads towards the preserve's springs portion.


The Bubbling Springs Nature Preserve was donated in 2008 by Jay and Clem O’Neil. In 2021, the 5-acre Robinson Family Honoring Gold Star Families Nature Preserve was created. The main parking area for the complex now lies on the Robinson Preserve.


ADDRESS: 2381 Intertown Road, Petoskey From the intersection of US-31 and US-131 in Petoskey, travel south on US-131 1½ miles to Intertown Rd. Turn right (west) on Intertown and travel 1.1 miles to the preserve on the left side of the road.

Printable Trail Map

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


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