L. John & helen bishop working forest reserve

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360 acres


7,500 feet along the Little Pigeon River (both sides)

Land Description

Mixed forest and wetlands.

Trail Description

Roughly two miles of trails that connect to the trails of the Boyd B. Banwell Nature Preserve.


Purchase in 2022 with primary support from Stuart and Patty Bishop, in memory of Stuart's parents.


ADDRESS: 1093 Ostrander Road, Afton, MI 49705 - From Indian River, travel 6 miles east on M-68 to Quarry Road, a dirt road. Turn left (north) and travel for two miles to W. Ostrander Road. Turn left (west) and parking area will be .2 mile down on the left (south) 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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