West Bloomfield Woods Nature Preserve
HoursAll parks are open 8:00 am to sunset
The West Bloomfield Woods Nature Preserve is located south of Pontiac Trail in the middle of the Township, along the West Bloomfield Trail. The Preserve was the first in Michigan to receive recognition as an Urban Wildlife Sanctuary from the National Institute for Urban Wildlife.
The 162 acre preserve is frequented by over 100 bird species as well as white-tail deer, red fox, coyote, weasel, mink and salamanders. Great carpets of white trillium and yellow trout lilies thrive under mature oak and hickory trees. Large black walnuts and wild dogwoods can also be found within the preserve.
The Preserve includes:
- Parking lot
- Seasonal portable restroom (permanent restroom construction coming in 2023!)
- Wetlands with overlook
- Unpaved trails
- Interpretive signs
No bikes are allowed in the Preserve.