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Holliday Preserve

The Holliday Nature Preserve Association (HNPA) was organized in 1988 and consists of volunteers dedicated to the William P. Holliday Forest & Wildlife Preserve.

The Preserve is part of the Wayne County Park system and consists of 500-plus acres of forests and wetlands that runs along tributaries of the Rouge River in Westland, Michigan.

The Preserve a place of beauty and tranquility within the most populous county in our state. Like Arthur Richardson who donated the funds for the Preserve, in memory of his uncle William P. Holliday, we seek to nurture a greater appreciation of this unique local natural resource by hosting walks for families, groups and individuals.

We also work to improve the experience of visitors through Preserve maintenance and improvements conducted in partnership with Wayne County Parks.

We also publish a newsletter three times per year to keep our members and supporters up-to-date on what is going on with our group and the Preserve. We ask a nominal donation of $5 per year for our newsletter. We also are pleased to accept additional funds, which are used to improve the Preserve. But whether or not you decide to join us, all our activities are free and open to all.

The Holliday Forest & Wildlife Preserve is a special place. Come experience it anytime of the year.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 532243
Livonia, MI 48153







Holliday Nature Preserve Association


Take Advantage of our FREE Walks

Our organization offers free walks that last 60 to 90 minutes. All are done at a leisurely pace with time taken to enjoy and learn about the surrounding plants, trees and animals.  We have anywhere from four to 25 people depending on weather and time of year. No reservations are necessary. Just c'mon out!  

Upcoming Walks

Our Winter 2019 newsletter has been  mailed to members.  Here is our upcoming activity schedule.

Hope to see you at one of them--or all of them! 

‘Yep, It's Still Winter’ Walk
Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, Noon,  Ellsworth Trail . 
Parking at Nankin Mill along Hines Drive, east of Ann 
Arbor Trail
Enjoy a walk along the floodplain while we talk the upcoming and modified project that will take place here. 

‘No Longer Winter’ Walk
Saturday, March 23, 2019, Noon,  Koppernick section.
NOTE: Parking at Koppernick entrance, Koppernick Road, west of Hix Road, south of Joy Road
It's the first walk of Spring and join us as we look for early signs of its arrival while walking the loop trail of Koppernick. 

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A Note About the Trails...

HNPA is a small group of volunteers who find beauty and value in the Holliday Preserve and work to maintain it as best a small group of volunteers can. That said, please keep in mind:

* Preserve trail system is not maintained by Wayne County Parks. What work you see has been done by volunteers. The boardwalks are generally Eagle Scout projects done in conjunction with HNPA and Wayne County Parks.

* Preserve trail system is not always marked.

* Preserve trail system is not always easy to follow across its length and non-authorized trails can make the trail system more confusing.

* Preserve trail maps do not reflect the true condition of trails or bridges.

Want to help improve the Preserve and its trails? Then please join us!






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