About ACRES preserves and trails

Thanks to member and volunteer support, ACRES maintains trails at many preserves in northeast Indiana, southern Michigan and northwest Ohio (see map below). These protected places are free to visit and open to the public daily from dawn to dusk.

We’re so much more than trails

The majority of places we protect are closed to the public. Some preserves are closed to protect sensitive areas or natural features. Others are life estates, where a land donor lives and retains land use rights.

Protecting land is our mission. Trails support this mission by inspiring visitors to value, appreciate and support natural areas in our region. We invite you to explore ACRES trails and join us in protecting these places and more, forever.