Watson and Joseph J. Schott Nature Preserves

Size: 109 acres combined

Frontage: 360 feet of scenic frontage along M-119.

Land Description: Upland mixed hardwood forest including red oak, maples, ash and scattered white pine.

Trails: A trail loop roughly a mile long spans both properties.

History:The original Watson Preserve was donated in 1998 by John and Jan Watson, with subsequent additions purchased in 2013. Purchase of the Schott Preserve was made possible by the Joseph J. Schott Foundation in 2014, W. Dunne Saal and Elizabeth Saal, Trustees.

Directions: From Harbor Springs Airport, head south along M-119 roughly 1/2 mile and turn left (east) on Woodview Road. Travel 1/2 mile and turn right (south) on Mink Road which will dead end at the parking area.

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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