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Burns-Stokes Preserve

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Burns-Stokes Preserve Trail Map (PDF)

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  1. Historic Site
  2. Parking
  3. Trails - Natural Ground, Unimproved

About the Burns-Stokes Preserve

About 3/4 of a mile of river shoreline makes up the entire southern edge of this little gem, and almost all of the property is forested with both rich floodplain forest and drier mature uplands. Start exploring and you'll find some surprises tucked into the woods: sunny little sedge meadows, two prairie remnants along the railroad tracks, and a stone tepee ring that was built by the former owners!

Located within the state Natural Rivers protection zone, this land has been a wildlife area since 1980. While a popular destination for fly fishing, bird-watching and nature study, the property is valuable from a historical perspective as well. Portions of an old mill dam and race provide evidence of the sites former use and are an important reminder of the water-powered past of local area industry.

  • Acres: 29
  • Established: 2005
  • Trail Length: 1.05 miles
Burns-Stokes Preserve is operated by the Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission and was purchased through the Natural Areas Preservation Program


Directions: From I-94: Exit 169-Zeeb Road, northbound. Preserve entrance is approximately 2.1 miles.
**Entrance / parking is a jog in the road on the left (west) side of Zeeb Road, immediately north of the bridge over the river (and approximately 0.1 miles south of Huron River Drive).