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Goodrich Preserve

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About the Raymond F. Goodrich Preserve

For a good hiking opportunity close to the city of Ann Arbor, the Goodrich Preserve is the perfect spot. The neighboring Horner Woods complex - used primarily by U of M for research, teaching and fieldwork - is dominated by old growth forest that grades from hilltop oak-hickory on the eastern Goodrich property to maple-mixed Hardwoods covering rich central valleys. Native shrubs, predominantly buttonbush, surround several small wetlands and fill a large swamp which separates much of the woodland from the M-14 freeway. The central portion of this forest, known for its outstanding spring wildflower displays, is preserved by U-M as a plant sanctuary.
  • Acres: 36
  • Established: 2006
  • Trail Length: .62 miles
The Raymond F. Goodrich Preserve is operated by the Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission and was purchased through the Natural Areas Preservation Program.


Directions: From U.S.-23: Exit 41, Plymouth Road. Head east on Plymouth, left onto Dixboro Road (heading north). The preserve access point is located on the west side of Dixboro Road in Ann Arbor Township, approximately 0.2 miles south of M-14 and 150 feet north of Overbrook Drive.