Draper-Houston Meadows Preserve
- Trails - Natural Ground, Unimproved
- Trails - Stone
About the Draper-Houston Meadows Preserve
March 2022 update: Boardwalk reconstruction is completed and the preserve is now fully open for public use.
Just west of the city of Milan, the preserve protects over one-half mile of Saline River shoreline. At the preserve, you will encounter high-quality floodplain forest habitat with oak, walnut, butternut, and sycamore trees. Of particular interest is a significant stand of pawpaw, a small, understory tree with a banana-like fruit, which is uncommon in Washtenaw County.
In the southern portion of the property, visitors will find a lovely mature woodlot and two creeks meandering through hedgerows on their way to the Saline River. The woods and hedgerows offer an attractive spring wildflower display.
- Acres: 113
- Established: 2008
- Trail Length: 2.25 miles