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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 about 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 Activities

Ø “Winter Scenes and Work Review” Walk:
Sat., Jan 23, 10 a.m. Koppernick Section. Koppernick Road, south of Joy Road, west off of Hix Road. We will walk across the recently renovated bridge over Deer Creek, then downstream to review the woody debris pulled out this fall, then finish by hiking the Beech and Tulip trails. Three easy miles and two hours. Phil leads this walk.

Ø “Cabin Fever Remedy” Walk:
Sat., Jan. 30, noon. Koppernick Section. Koppernick Road, south of Joy Road, west off of Hix Road. We'll take the Tulip Trail loop, stopping to discuss two partnership projects we have with Wayne County Parks.

Ø “Winter Forest Bathing” Walk:
Sat., Feb. 20, noon. Cowan Section. Parking at Cowan entrance, Central City Parkway, west of Wayne Road, north of Warren Road. Enjoy some quiet away from technology. Boots best for some of the slippery up and down sections.

Ø “Step into SPRING” Walk:
Sat., Mar. 20, noon. Koppernick Section. Koppernick Road, south of Joy Road, west off of Hix Road. The scent of spring should be in the air as we look for early signs of a new season.

Ø NOTE: Our Annual Meeting will be scheduled for later in the year.

Stay tuned and remember to check our Facebook page for updates since everything is subject to change and cancellation.

HNPA is on Facebook

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 always maintained. While Wayne County Parks is doing a lot of work in the Preserve, some of the 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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