Philip J. Braun Nature Preserve – North
Size: 125 acres
Frontage: 4,500 feet along the Maple River.
Land Description: The uplands of this property are primarily hardwood and aspen with some red and white pine scattered throughout. Mixed conifer species dominate the lowland areas and riparian corridor. Several large planted ‘wildlife openings’ are established on the upland areas, and recent timber stand management is evidenced by the large amount of regenerating aspen in the southern half of the property. This preserve lies adjacent to the Pellston Pioneer Park and State of Michigan land.
Trails: A short trail meanders from the parking area to the river.
History: Donated in 2011 by the J.A. Woollam Foundation in honor of a family friend who loved to fish the Maple River.
Directions: From the intersection of US-31 and Robinson Road on the south end of Pellston, turn west on Robinson Road. The preserve entrance is 1/4 mile down on the south (left) side, immediately after crossing the Maple River bridge.