Scio Woods Preserve
Just minutes west of Ann Arbor, Scio Woods Preserve offers a chance to get close to nature without traveling far from the city.
Over two miles of trails wind through this wooded preserve. Here you will encounter varying types of woodlands—oak and hickory trees are found in locations with drier soils and the wetter woods are dominated by sugar maple and beech trees. A wetland system is located in the eastern portion of the preserve where you will find a buttonbush swamp and wetland plants such as pawpaw trees, spicebush, and bladdernut. Spring wildflowers are abundant in the preserve, and the wooded habitat is home to some uncommon birds including barred owls and pileated woodpeckers.
Scio Woods Preserve was purchased in 2008. Preservation of this property was a collaborative effort between the City of Ann Arbor Greenbelt Program, Scio Township, and the Washtenaw County Natural Areas Preservation Program (NAPP).
Directions: From I-94: Exit #169 (Zeeb Road), southbound. Turn left from Zeeb Road onto Scio Church Road, go approximately 1.0 mile. Preserve entrance is on the north side of Scio Church Road.