Tours of Miller Woods

SPRING WILDFLOWER WALKS:  Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we have canceled the walks.  However, as we all need fresh air and exercise still, a walk in the woods is still a good idea!  We will place green stakes with signs where major clusters of a particular species is blooming to help your self-guided tours.  We also have a new facebook page for up-to-date pictures, at www.facebook.com/FriendsofMillerWoods.   As of 3/30 Harbinger of Spring is blooming so the others should be out in two weeks.  Enjoy!
 
Miller Woods is open to the public. The main entry is on Powell Road, just east of Ridge, and a sign marks the entrance but can be difficult to see when the trees are fully leafed out. There is a walking path that is one-third mile in length, with several benches available to sit and enjoy the peace and beauty of the woods.

Guided, interpretive tours are given in spring and fall and are announced in local newspapers and on our website. We also provide tours for school and community groups upon request, throughout the year, for no charge. Contact any board member for further information and planning (see "contact" page).

Our guides have been giving tours for years and are very knowledgeable about Miller Woods and its flora and fauna. The late University of Michigan forest ecology professor, Dr. Burton Barnes, was instrumental in teaching our guides about the specific ecology of Miller Woods.

 

Dogs at Miller Woods

Most of us are dog owners too, and are always looking for fun places for our pets to walk with us. However, Miller Woods is designated as a nature preserve, so please leave your dog home. The Charter Township of Plymouth has an ordinance against dogs in the preserve, and there is a $500 fine.
 
Domestic animals are considered predators to the smaller mammals present in Miller Woods, attacking and possibly killing them. Even if on a leash, they trample the fragile native wildflowers or kill them with their urination. Please, leave your beloved dog at home when you visit Miller Woods.
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