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Spring Summer Fall Winter

Available Amenities and Activities

 Parking Available Trails Available Cross Country Skiing Snowshoeing Picnic Table


The 145 acres has two small ponds and a large wetland-fen complex. The area is unique and exceptional wildlife habitat. Many avid birders and naturalists visit the property each year to watch resident and migrating birds. The trail loop takes visitors around the primary wetlands offering birding opportunities and an easy walk through diverse habitats. A small covered picnic table is found just off of the parking area. A new overlook platform at the fen was constructed with help from numerous volunteers and Petoskey Area Audubon in October, 2016.

Waldron Fen consists of a unique and sensitive wetland-fen complex, native grasslands, and associated forests. It provides habitat for at least 116 resident and migratory bird species, as well as wildlife such as deer, beaver, red fox, coyote, otter, and mink. In addition to the extraordinary natural values, the property also provides a scenic view from Banwell, Haines, and Miller roads.

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Notable Birds

American Bittern, Virginia Rail, Sora, Bobolink, Upland Sandpiper, Pine Warbler, Eastern Bluebird, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Blackburnian Warbler, Swamp Sparrow, American Kestrel, Northern Harrier

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