Nathan “Barry” Driggers Nature Preserve

Size: 75 acres

Land Description: Once a farm, the property includes a pine plantation, wetland/pond, open fields, and a high, forested ridge.

Trails: A 1½ mile trail system meanders through the preserve, providing views of Lake Charlevoix. Cross-country ski trails are often groomed by
a volunteer in the winter.

History: When the possibility of a 20-home development was raised for this property, grassroots fundraising by a neighborhood group resulted in the creation of this preserve. The preserve was named in honor of Barry Driggers who had a long conservation history throughout the country and whose family has summered in the Horton Bay region for decades.

Directions: From the intersection of US-31 just north of Charlevoix, head east on the Boyne City-Charlevoix Road and travel 5.3 miles. The preserve is found on the left (north) side of the road, directly across the street from Hayes Township’s Camp Sea-Gull property.

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