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Nan Weston Preserve

Location Trip Time Travel Type
Michigan 30 minutes

Vernal Pools, Rare Species and Fairy Shrimp

Tour Excerpts

Tour Introduction

Rare Species

River Raisin

About this Tour

Imagine an outdoor experience deeply enhanced with stories, scientific knowledge, fun facts, and natural sounds—with your phone as your tour guide. The Nan Weston Preserve audio tour offers all of this.

This walking tour takes you along a mile and a half route. Depending on how many stops you take, it will be about one hour until you reach the River Raisin. As you make your way through flood plain forests and wetlands, you will learn about and may see birds, trees, flowers, salamanders, and other wildlife.

While in the Preserve, please stay on the trail, and leave plants and animals where you see them. Also, no pets are allowed as this is a habitat for sensitive species like the Eastern Box turtle and Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake.

Tour Sponsors


The Nature Conservancy established this preserve at Sharon Hollow in 1993 because it provided one of the last chances for large-scale conservation of natural communities in southern Michigan. Thanks to the Weston family providing a generous donation in memory of their wife and mother, Anne C. “Nan” Weston, the Preserve could be protected long into the future.

The Nan Weston Nature Preserve is owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy (TNC). The Conservancy is the world’s leading conservation organization, working to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends.

In Michigan, TNC works to protect and conserve vital ecosystems so we can enjoy resilient forests, thriving coasts, and healthy waters for generations to come.

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If you enjoy this tour, check out more audio tours presented by The Nature Conservancy Michigan: Echo Lake Preserve, Ross Coastal Plain Marsh Preserve, Carl A. Gerstacker Preserve, Mary Macdonald Preserve, Helmut and Candis Stern Preserve, and McMahon Lake Preserve

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