This rolling wooded terrain features beech and maple trees on upland ridges, and a rich wildflower display each spring. Lonidaw provides one of ACRES best places to view trilliums. Several trillium species carpet the preserve’s forest floor, usually peaking near the beginning of May. After walking through about a mile of white, red and pink trilliums, you’ll be treated to a burst of bright yellow marsh marigolds around Little Whitford Lake.
Since this time of year also marks the peak of birds’ spring migration, you can see and hear a great diversity of birds during your visit.
This preserve is named for Lonidaw, who was married to Potawatomi Chief Simon Pokagon and featured in his book Queen of the Woods (1899).