Glazier Hill Nature Area is a 1.7-acre nature area tucked between neighborhoods in northeast Ann Arbor. View the Ann Arbor Parks and Nature Areas Map for location context.
Occasionally, visitors may encounter a city park with no trails – as is the case at Glazier Hill Nature Area. These natural areas represent a unique recreation and conservation feature of the city’s park system. In these relatively few spaces across the city, off-trail exploration is encouraged – a rare opportunity to meander through a wild space in our urban context. Visitors are also invited to reflect on the conservation value and biodiversity of these spaces, where the Parks & Recreation’s Natural Area Preservation staff work to steward, restore and inventory the natural communities throughout the city’s parks.
The park is home to over a hundred native plant species, including the fragile fern (Cystopteris fragilis), which is rarely found in the city. The area doesn't receive many human visitors and a variety of wildlife can be seen within.