Bird Hills Nature Area
Bird Hills Nature Area is the largest park in Ann Arbor. Its hilly woods are a sanctuary for hikers. The area is closed to bicycles to prevent damage from erosion. A parking lot is located on Newport Rd. A small pull-off parking area is located on Bird Rd. Parking is also available in the Barton Nature Area lot, near the Barton Dam. A trail starting just north of this parking lot across Huron River Dr connects you to the Bird Rd trail head and the main part of Bird Hills. There are five trailheads: at Down Up Circle, at Bird Rd, at Beechwood Dr, and two near the Newport Rd parking area. No facilities are available in this undeveloped park. The unpaved trails wind through hills and ravines covered with beech, sugar maple, flowering dogwood, oaks and hickory and various spring wildflowers. Other areas have been planted with various trees not native to our area.
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