Saganing Nature Preserve
Location: Arenac County
Year Acquired: 2006
Size: 38 acres
Saganing Nature Preserve is home to a dense woodland area and the delta wetland of the Saganing River, which can be accessed on foot from the Preserve parking area. The southern half of this Preserve is very thick, wetland habitat with no established trails. Primarily held to help increase water quality by filtering stormwater runoff before it enters the Saginaw Bay, the Saganing Nature Preserve’s delta wetland habitat is also an important sanctuary for migratory birds and wetlands plants and animals. The Preserve does have a rustic trail extending from the parking area out along the Saganing River, but it is seasonal and not well-established, so proceed with caution. Saganing Nature Preserve is perhaps best enjoyed in winter, especially for aficionados of skiing and snowshoeing.
Recreational opportunities include hiking, wildlife observations, skiing, snowshoeing and fishing.
How to get to Saganing Nature Preserve:
The Saganing Nature Preserve can be accessed by turning east off Arenac State Road onto Worth Road. Drive all the way to the end past the casino and park near the preserve gate.