Philip J. Braun Nature Preserve – North

All dogs must be on a leash!

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

Size

125 acres

Frontage

4,500 feet along the Maple River.

Land Description

This property's uplands 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 sites. Recent timber stand management is evidenced by a 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.

Trail Description

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.

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.