Standish Nature Preserve
Location: Arenac County
Size: approx. 25 acres
The Standish Nature Preserve is one of the oldest Preserves owned by the Conservancy. It is a beautiful, mature hardwood forest with a series of wetlands and a pond that makes a home for many varieties of birds and wildlife. Standish provides another great spot for birding, with a small pond surrounded by dense hardwoods, all at the feet of a viewing area, just a few steps inward from the trail access on the east side of the Preserve.
Recreational opportunities include hiking, wildlife observation and fishing.
Reverie at bord de l'eau
Quietly by yonder bord
'tween darkening woods and ragged shore
stand seven massive oaks
the likes of which these parts
may know no more
- Michael Stoner, SBLC Board of Directors
How to get to Standish Nature Preserve:
Standish Nature Preserve can be visited by turning east off Arenac State Road onto Bordeau Road. The preserve is located on the south side of Bordeau Road after crossing LaFave Road. Turn right onto Bordeau Lane and park on the right side of the road near the trailhead.