Bubbling Springs Nature Preserve

All dogs must be on a leash!

And please clean up after your pooches while using the trails.


15 acres


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.

Land Description

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.


Donated in 2008 by Jay and Clem O’Neil.


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.

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.