Our Best Nature Hikes Near Manchester
These are some of our favorite nature walks near Manchester, MI, in the southwest section of the county. If you’re an avid hiker or just want to go for a walk and enjoy the scenery, consider one of these local trails.
Riverbend Preserve – Clinton, MI
A peaceful walk to the River Raisin through a wetland habitat.
Sharon Hills Nature Preserve – Manchester, MI
Located on the western side of the county, this 67-acre preserve is a pocket remnant of what Michigan looked like before farming cleared most of Washtenaw County.
A Special Place in Sharon Hollow – Nan Weston Preserve
In an area highly altered by agriculture, logging and development. The Nan Weston Preserve serves to protect the remaining native ecosystems and provide stopover habitat for migrating birds.
A Short Hike in the Sharon Short Hills Preserve
Overview Washtenaw county will never claim any awards for impressive topology. The fact is that in the last ice age, when massive glaciers moved through this part of the continent, they made sure to grind down anything in their path, leaving behind flattened lands and huge furrows that would become the Great Lakes. However, as…