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Stage Nature Center Loop is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Troy, Michigan that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, bird watching, and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 1.5 miles Elevation Gain: 62 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

snowshoeing

walking

bird watching

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

The center is open year round and includes a 70-acre nature preserve and a 30-acre historic farm located off South Boulevard. The preserve has two miles of walking trails through upland forest, meadows, wetlands, and cattail marsh. The trails include benches, boardwalks and a marsh tower. The Lloyd A. Stage Nature Center is a great place to come in contact with nature. Over 145 wildlife species have been identified on site and is a place where water testing, birds, bats, and amphibian monitoring occur each year. This loop includes portions of all of the Nature Center trails: Blackbird Loop, Bluebird Trail, Fox Trail, and Sugar Maple Loop.

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3 months ago

This is a great place for kids and adults. After my hike I stopped by the nature center and was able to see the some of the resident critters getting exercise! A very healthy toad and box turtle really enjoyed being out for a bit!

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8 months ago

Amazing trail, well maintained, though the wooden decks are quite slippery especially after the rain.

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8 months ago

One of my favorite trail so far!

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9 months ago

Great trail with lots of options. We did about 1.4 miles which was a bit much for our toddler but I liked that there were several distances and places to explore. We also saw a deer having lunch a few feet from the trail, which was special.

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11 months ago

It is a great, secluded and protected gem in Troy. Great to do with kids. Always lots of deer and sometimes wild turkeys. The fox trail may get a little muddy sometimes so bring boots bc that’s the best part, the Marsh Tower is in that part of the trail.

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Sat Mar 02 2019

I come here often after work when I have had a rough day. There are many deer, who will walk right up to you, as well as a lot of turkey. It’s a good length for an hour or so of walking. In the spring and summer there are always beautiful butterflies and insects.

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