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Draper-Houston Meadows Preserve

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Draper-Houston Meadows Preserve Trail Map (PDF)

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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
Draper-Houston Meadows Preserve is operated by the Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission and was purchased through the Natural Areas Preservation Program.


Directions: From US-23: Exit Number 27 (Carpenter Road), southbound. Turn right on County Street, continue onto Main Street. Main Street will turn into Mooreville Road. Entrance is approximately 0.25 miles on the south side of Mooreville Road.223