Nature preserve opens in Macomb Township

By: Alex Szwarc | Macomb Township Chronicle | Published August 24, 2020

 Earlier this month, Macomb Township opened the  26 Mile Road Nature Preserve. It is a 38-acre property at 22200 26 Mile Road, east of Card Road.

Earlier this month, Macomb Township opened the 26 Mile Road Nature Preserve. It is a 38-acre property at 22200 26 Mile Road, east of Card Road.

Photo by Alex Szwarc

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MACOMB TOWNSHIP — On Aug. 10, the Macomb Township Parks and Recreation Department opened the 26 Mile Road Nature Preserve.

It is a 38-acre property at 22200 26 Mile Road, east of Card Road. It is open for folks to walk the trails seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to dusk.

The trail is about seven-tenths of a mile long.

Macomb Township Supervisor Janet Dunn said the hiking paths are aggregate stone and crushed asphalt.

“There are deer on the property, as well as squirrels and chipmunks,” she said. “Everything you’d expect to see up north, right in our own backyard.”   

In March 2019, the Macomb Township Board of Trustees unanimously adopted a resolution to authorize submission of a Michigan Department of Natural Resources trust fund acquisition grant for the property.

Macomb Township resident Mike Drennan posted on Facebook there is one loop, which is basically a gravel two-track.

“It took about 15 minutes to walk the loop,” he wrote. “There are two ponds with signs saying no swimming and no fishing. I don’t think anyone will have to fight any crowds at this park, unless some big changes are made.”

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