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Fox Science Preserve

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Fox Science Preserve Trail Map (PDF)

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About Fox Science Preserve

A former gravel pit, Fox Science offers a rare opportunity to explore the geology of the region. Ancient table-sized glacial boulders of granite, tillite, gneiss, and limestone are scattered around the base of the former pit. Keep your eye out for fossils in the limestone boulders.

Untouched for almost 40 years, the land surface here resembles the landscape that was revealed upon the retreat of the glaciers some 12,000 years ago. In places where plants have started to become established, mosses, prairie grasses, goldenrods, asters, and shingle oaks grow on the developing soils.

  • Acres: 69
  • Established: 2007
  • Trail Length: .5 miles
The Fox Science Preserve is operated by the Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission and was purchased through a collaboration among the City of Ann Arbor Greenbelt Program, Scio Township, and the Natural Areas Preservation Program.


Directions: From I-94: Exit Number 169 (Zeeb Road), northbound. Turn right onto Miller Road, then left onto Peters Road. Entrance is on the east side of Peters Road, approximately 0.3 miles north of Miller Road.