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Leslie Woods Nature Area

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Overview​

Leslie Woods is a 23-acre natural area located south of Leslie Golf Course and north of Upland Drive. Composed of mixed hardwoods and shrubland it is one of Ann Arbor’s more mature woodlands. This oak hickory forest has some of the largest trees found within the Ann Arbor park system. A seasonal creek winds through the park. This nature area is a historically intact woodland that remains a well-functioning eco system.


Access and Parking

​Parking is available on Upland Dr. A trail loop approximately 1000 meters in length bisects the park between Upland Drive and the Golf Course, although access to the golf course is restricted.​


History

​Purchased in the 1960s by the City of Ann Arbor as a potential traffic loop.


Other Resources​​

Three species of frogs observed in the park include American toad, gray tree frog and green frog. Rare and interesting plant species growing in the park include New Jersey tea, culver's root, Kentucky coffee tree, maiden hair fern, pin oak and sedge.​