- Trails - Natural Ground, Unimproved
About the Herman S. Koenn PreserveThe preserve consists of a variety of habitats including oak hickory forest, open fields, marsh wetlands and a shrub wetland. The shrub wetland includes highbush blueberry and chokeberry as part of the plant community. Highlights to be enjoyed while visiting this preserve include frogs “singing” in the wetlands in spring, sandhill cranes flying overhead in autumn and lovely views in all seasons.
- Acres: 90
- Trail Length: .95 mile
Goose LakeSome of the Koenn Preserve wetlands drain into the Goose Lake State Game Area, which is owned and operated by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division. The Goose Lake property contains agricultural land (including some fields managed as wildlife food plots), a ponderosa pine planting, an old orchard field, and natural habitats including marsh, tamarack swamp, and the open water of Goose Lake itself. Waters that flow from Goose Lake form the headwaters of Mill Creek, the largest creek watershed of the Huron River, covering 145 square miles. The connection of the Koenn Preserve to this DNR land makes the preservation of the Koenn land that much more important!