Posted by: Bridgett Hernandez

  • 12/09/2020

Virtual tour of ACRES first Michigan property

ACRES newest trail system opened to the public Nov. 21. Enjoy a virtual tour of our first Michigan property.

ACRES Land Trust acquired Kauffman Nature Sanctuary for permanent protection in 2019. Located in rolling Hillsdale County, the 78-acre preserve features approximately 1.15 miles of trails that wind through meadow, restored wetlands and forest.

Sedges, willows and cattails provide habitat for nesting Green Heron and Sandhill Cranes. At the back of the property, a cold water stream, one of Michigan’s headwater streams of Lake Erie, winds through a forest with several large pawpaw patches and a rich floodplain. Thirteen species of freshwater mussels have been documented in the stream, including the slippershell mussel, threatened in Michigan.

Interested in seeing Kauffman Nature Sanctuary for yourself? ACRES trails are open dawn to dusk, daily.

Our trails remain free to the public thanks to member support. Help us protect and care for special places like Kauffman Nature Sanctuary by supporting ACRES. With a donation of $20 or more, you become a member!

ACRES membership perks include:

Invitations to members-only events like our annual maple syrup and pancake day and outings on closed properties

Subscription to the Quarterly, a 20-page full color publication with ACRES news, stories and events mailed to your home each season

Joining a community of people who are passionate about protecting land


Brad Noyes - January 20, 2021 - 8:13 pm

Thank you for having a trail system through the property so everyone can enjoy it.

Nancy Caywood - January 6, 2021 - 6:46 am

Looks beautiful and so peaceful. Thank you for sharing.