Holiday Nature Preserve (Newburgh-Wayne East Half)

EASY 11 reviews

Holiday Nature Preserve (Newburgh-Wayne East Half) is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Westland, Michigan that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
65 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

views

13 days ago

The Good:
- Wide main trail (stay to the right when it splits)
- Wildlife: Saw 7 deer as I ran the trail at 8am

The Bad:
- Trails are not marked at all
- All of the single track small trails are not maintained
- There are a few bridges that are no longer functional and from what I could tell, lead to nowhere
- You’ll see graffiti, especially as you get closer to Wayne Rd.
- You’ll see garbage all over. A lot of blunt wrappers. Garbage increases closer to Wayne Rd.
- Saw what looks like the base of an old house in the woods
- Ran across what looked like a campsite or party area in the woods
- Parking is right on the road, but as I prepared to run, a (appeared to be) homeless person walked by eyeing me up.

Summary: I’d say it’s worth checking out once. The old bridges are fun to climb on and check out. I’d be a little leery of going back here by myself during the day or evening. This was probably once a really nice park and you will enjoy the 1 mile of trail before things get weird.

2 months ago

Great little trail that takes you to some interesting bridges and even a spot that was once (as far as I can tell) a house.

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