Visit an ACRES nature preserve

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

We invite you to explore these special places and join us in our mission to protect them forever.

 

Preserve rules

As a preserve visitor, you are responsible for keeping these habitats undisturbed. Follow these rules to allow the preserve’s plants, wildlife and natural formations to thrive here, in place, for generations:

Open Dawn til Dusk
Foot Traffic Only
Dogs Allowed, Always On Leash
Take Nothing, Leave Nothing
Stay On The Trails
Commercial use, including photography, prohibited

 

 

Want to learn more? Read our Comprehensive Preserve Rules (PDF) or check out a list of Frequently Asked Questions.

Photo of Acres Along the Wabash

Acres Along the Wabash

County: Wells

Photo of Anna Brand Hammer Reserve

Anna Brand Hammer Reserve

County: Wells

Photo of Art Hammer Wetlands

Art Hammer Wetlands

County: Noble

Photo of Asherwood

Asherwood

County: Wabash

Photo of Ball Lake Nature Preserve

Ball Lake Nature Preserve

County: Steuben

Photo of Beechwood, Foster and Majneri Nature Preserves

Beechwood, Foster and Majneri Nature Preserves

County: Steuben

Photo of Bibler Nature Preserve

Bibler Nature Preserve

County: Jay

Photo of Bicentennial Woods

Bicentennial Woods

County: Allen, Cedar Creek Corridor

Photo of Blue Cast Springs

Blue Cast Springs

County: Allen

Photo of Bock Nature Preserve

Bock Nature Preserve

County: Kosciusko

Photo of Brammall and Richard Bruner Nature Preserves

Brammall and Richard Bruner Nature Preserves

County: Steuben

Photo of Cypress Meadow

Cypress Meadow

County: Allen

Photo of Detering Nature Preserve

Detering Nature Preserve

County: Noble

Photo of Edna W. Spurgeon Woodland Reserve

Edna W. Spurgeon Woodland Reserve

County: Noble

Photo of Evelyn and Wendell Dygert Nature Preserve

Evelyn and Wendell Dygert Nature Preserve

County: Whitley

Photo of Fawn River Nature Preserve

Fawn River Nature Preserve

County: LaGrange

Photo of Flat Rock Creek Nature Preserve

Flat Rock Creek Nature Preserve

County: Paulding

Photo of Florence Badger Nature Preserve

Florence Badger Nature Preserve

County: Noble

Photo of Fogwell Forest

Fogwell Forest

County: Allen

Photo of Fox Fire Woods

Fox Fire Woods

County: Allen

Photo of G. Richard and Mary H. Culp Nature Preserve

G. Richard and Mary H. Culp Nature Preserve

County: LaGrange

Photo of Glennwood Nature Preserve

Glennwood Nature Preserve

County: Kosciusko

Photo of Hanging Rock National Natural Landmark

Hanging Rock National Natural Landmark

County: Wabash

Photo of Hathaway Preserve at Ross Run

Hathaway Preserve at Ross Run

County: Wabash

Photo of Heinzerling Family Five Points Nature Preserve

Heinzerling Family Five Points Nature Preserve

County: Cedar Creek Corridor, DeKalb

Photo of Herman F. Hammer Wald Nature Preserve

Herman F. Hammer Wald Nature Preserve

County: Allen

Photo of James P. Covell Nature Preserve

James P. Covell Nature Preserve

County: Cedar Creek Corridor, DeKalb

Photo of Kauffman Nature Sanctuary

Kauffman Nature Sanctuary

County: Hillsdale

Photo of Kokiwanee

Kokiwanee

County: Wabash

Photo of Little Wabash River Nature Preserve

Little Wabash River Nature Preserve

County: Allen

Photo of Lloyd W. Bender Memorial Forest

Lloyd W. Bender Memorial Forest

County: Noble

Photo of Lonidaw

Lonidaw

County: Noble

Photo of Madison Township School Nature Preserve

Madison Township School Nature Preserve

County: Jay

Photo of Maple Wood Nature Preserve

Maple Wood Nature Preserve

County: LaGrange

Photo of Marion’s Woods

Marion’s Woods

County: Steuben

Photo of Mary Thornton Nature Preserve

Mary Thornton Nature Preserve

County: Wabash

Photo of Maumee River Overlook

Maumee River Overlook

County: Allen

Photo of McNabb-Walter Nature Preserve

McNabb-Walter Nature Preserve

County: Allen

Photo of Mengerson Nature Reserve

Mengerson Nature Reserve

County: Allen

Photo of Munro Nature Preserve

Munro Nature Preserve

County: Adams

Photo of Pehkokia Woods

Pehkokia Woods

County: Huntington

Photo of Robb Hidden Canyon

Robb Hidden Canyon

County: Steuben

Photo of Ropchan Memorial

Ropchan Memorial

County: Steuben

Photo of Ropchan Wildlife Refuge

Ropchan Wildlife Refuge

County: Steuben

Photo of Ruth Kern Woodland Preserve

Ruth Kern Woodland Preserve

County: Fulton

Photo of Seven Pillars Nature Preserve and Seven Pillars of the Mississinewa Landmark

Seven Pillars Nature Preserve and Seven Pillars of the Mississinewa Landmark

County: Miami

Photo of Spring Lake Woods and Bog

Spring Lake Woods and Bog

County: Allen

Photo of Stark Nature Preserve

Stark Nature Preserve

County: LaGrange

Photo of Tel-Hy

Tel-Hy

County: Huntington

Photo of Tom and Jane Dustin, Robert C. and Rosella C. Johnson and Whitehurst Nature Preserves

Tom and Jane Dustin, Robert C. and Rosella C. Johnson and Whitehurst Nature Preserves

County: Allen, Cedar Creek Corridor

Photo of Vandolah Nature Preserve

Vandolah Nature Preserve

County: Allen, Cedar Creek Corridor

Photo of Wildwood

Wildwood

County: Kosciusko

Photo of Wing Haven

Wing Haven

County: Steuben