Waterloo Recreation Area: Lakeview-Oak Woods Trails
Located among the rolling hills of Waterloo Recreation Area, between Jackson and Ann Arbor, is the Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center. Originally a nature center that was closed due to state budget constraints, the facility was reopened in 1989 as a tribute to Gerald Eddy and reflects his career in geology and his dedication to preserving Michigan’s natural areas.
With touch-screen computer games and interactive displays geared for children, the center is a wonderful destination for families, who can then top off the afternoon with a hike along one of the center’s six trails; Old Field (O.8-mile), Lowland (1.1 miles), Spring Pond 1 mile), Bog Trail (1.5 miles), Oak Woods (1.3 miles)and Lakeview (1.5 miles). With the exception of Lakeview, all the trails begin near the Discovery Center.
This outing is a combination of the Oak Woods and Lakeview Trails, a 3.6-mile walk that includes several viewing points of Mill Lake and backtracking a short segment of the Waterloo-Pinckney Trail.
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