Traver Creek Nature Area is a 5 acre natural area in northeast Ann Arbor, situated between the
Leslie Park Golf Course and the Ann Arbor Railroad. View the
Ann Arbor Parks & Nature Areas Map for location context. Trails through this park can be somewhat thick with vegetation, so be prepared with long pants and a long-sleeved shirt.
Traver Creek, the park's namesake, runs through the area, bordered by wetlands. The remainder of the park consists of prairie remnants and thickets. A variety of butterflies can be seen in the park and crawfish can be found in the creek. This area is open to mountain biking.
Traver Creek is part of a large green corridor comprised of a variety of parks and nature areas, including
Leslie Woods Nature Area,
Leslie Park Golf Course,
Stapp Nature Area,
Dhu Varren Woods Nature Area,
Foxfire South Park,
Black Pond Woods and more. In total these areas comprise nearly 300 acres of greenspace, providing valuable habitat for native flora and fauna. This combined area makes it the largest greenspace in the City of Ann Arbor.