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Raymond F. Goodrich Preserve

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Raymond F. Goodrich Preserve

Washtenaw County Natural Areas Preservation Program (NAPP)

Wildflowers at Goodrich For a good hiking opportunity close to the city of Ann Arbor, the Goodrich Preserve is the perfect spot.  Adjacent to the University of Michigan's Horner-McLaughlin Woods, together these properties make up 125 acres of protected land. The Horner Woods complex - used primarily by U of M for research, teaching and fieldwork - is dominated by old growth forest that grades from hilltop oak-hickory on the eastern Goodrich property to maple-mixed Hardwoods covering rich central valleys. Native shrubs, predominantly buttonbush, surround several small wetlands and fill a large swamp which separates much of the woodland from the M-14 freeway. The central portion of this forest, known for its outstanding spring wildflower displays, is preserved by U-M as a plant sanctuary.

In October 2006 the County purchased an 11-acre conservation easement which allows for public access; the Goodrich family retains title to the land.  Through additional purchases, the protected land has expanded to 36 acres managed by NAPP.


Directions: From US-23: Exit 41, Plymouth Road. Head east on Plymouth, left onto Dixboro Road (heading north). The preserve access point is located on the west side of Dixboro Road in Ann Arbor Township, approximately 0.2 miles south of M-14 and 150 feet north of Overbrook Drive.

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Raymond F. Goodrich Preserve


Acres: 36
Established:  2006
Trail Map (PDF)
Interactive Map
Trail Length:  .62 miles

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