Averill Preserve Trails

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Averill Preserve Trails is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sanford, Michigan that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
39 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

cross country skiing

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

partially paved

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

historic site

The Averill Preserve is a 72-acre natural area along the Pere Marquette Rail-Trail celebrates Michigan’s natural history. Once the site of the world’s largest timber banking grounds, the Averill Preserve is now owned and managed by The Little Forks Conservancy has more than a mile of trails for hiking and exploring nature. Be sure to stop at the Overlook for a panoramic view of the Tittabawassee River. The first 800 feet of trail is paved for people of all abilities to enjoy nature.