Along The Huron

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​​​​​​​​ 3875 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Remy Long,
Deputy Manager

Tina Stephens,
Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator

Becky Hand,
Stewardship Specialist

Rachel Maranto,
NAP Supervisor

​Along the Huron Summary:

​Written with the nature buff in mind, Along the Huron serves as a guide to thirteen natural areas along the Huron River Corridor in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 

This guide focuses on the nature you may see as you visit​ sites along the Huron River. It will help you locate the site, park nearby, find the trailheads, and catch seasonal natural highlights.

Along the Huron includes trail information, lists of local species and descriptions of the nature areas. The guide also includes a fold-out map of the whole Huron River corridor covered in the guide.

Along the Huron was made possible by the work of volunteers as well as staff from the University of Michigan and the Washtenaw County Department of Parks and Recreation.

Natural Areas covered in the guide include: 

  • Argo
  • Bandemer
  • Barton
  • Bird Hills
  • Cedar Bend
  • Foster 
  • Furstenberg
  • Kuebler Langford
  • Parker Mill
  • Ruthven
  • South Pond

Gallup Park and the Nichols Arboretum are also covered.

Stop by the NAP office at 3875 E Huron River Dr in Ann Arbor to purchase Along the Huron for $15.00. You may also order Along the Huron by sending in the order form (PDF).

Praise for Along the Huron:

"Along the Huron was written with the nature lover in mind. The casual hiker will find useful trail information and descriptions of the natural communities along the way. A more studious amateur naturalist will be able to use plant, bird and butterfly lists to help in their studies. Families will have a reference for their explorations of the natural world."
--- Michigan Sports & Fitness, July 2000​

". . . a nifty new guide to 630 acres of undeveloped green space along the river in Ann Arbor. If you are drawn to these acres, or if you'd like to be, check out this book. . . . This book is both readable and useful."
--- Anne Valentine Martino, Ann Arbor News, September 20, 1999​​​