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Kosch Headwaters Preserve

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Kosch Headwaters Preserve Trail Map (PDF)

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  1. Birdwatching
  2. Parking
  3. Trails - Natural Ground, Unimproved

About the Kosch Headwaters Preserve

Kosch Headwaters Preserve's wonderful maple-beech woodland is home to many mature beech. The rather uncommon blue ash is found in relative abundance on the western portion of the site. Wetlands, seasonal streams, and a spring flowing out of the maple-beech woodland all contribute to the headwaters of Fowler Creek which ultimately flows into the Rouge River, hence the name "headwaters." Cultivated land makes up about 50% of the property and is currently farmed. Looking to the future, the open land presents opportunities for wildlife conservation plantings and habitat restoration that will further protect the existing high quality natural areas.
  • Acres: 160
  • Established: 2006
  • Trail Length: 1.74 miles
Kosch Headwaters Preserve is operated by the Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission and was purchased through the Natural Areas Preservation Program. The preserve is adjacent to the Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy's (SMLC) Springhill Nature Preserve.


Directions: From M-14: Ford Road (M-153) exit 10, eastbound. Continue heading east to the corner of Ford and Prospect. Turn right onto Prospect. The preserve entrance and parking is located on the east side of Prospect Road, approximately 0.1 miles south of Ford Road and 0.8 miles north of Cherry Hill Road.