80 acres. Mostly forested with upland mixed-hardwood/conifer stands (including white pine and hemlock); upland northern hardwood stands (beech, maple, ash, ironwood and basswood) with balsam fir; and lowland areas dominated by cedar, balsam fir and paper birch. Small areas of fallow agricultural fields now vegetated with bracken fern, blackberry, and various tree saplings. Soils range from sandy to rocky, with some large boulders. Fissured bedrock is visible at the surface in some spots. Ancient post-glacial lake shorelines are evident. An old stone wall built by early island settlers is located on the eastern part of the preserve. Contains 1.3 miles of easy trails. Preserve is located in northwestern Drummond Island; parking area is along Maxton Road east of S. Townline Road.
Williams Nature Trail
Drummond Island, MI 49726
Phone: (231) 347-0991
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