Cherry Lane Nature Area

Year Established

2000, 2004


98 acres


This nature area is a combination of two preserves, Randall Ferguson Preserve and Cherry Lane Preserve. Rolling hills, open meadow, with a springtime carpet of trillium are among the features at this preserve.


Cherry Lane, Resort Township, Emmet County


  • Marked trails
  • Beech maple forest with spring wildflowers
  • Rolling terrain – moderately difficult
  • Good birding
  • Wetlands
  • Open meadow
  • Hunting during some open seasons


  • Hiking
  • Birding
  • X-Country & Snowshoeing
  • Hunting
  • Parking

Directions / Parking

The entrance is located on Cherry Lane off N. Indian Garden Road. Parking is limited, continue on Wooden Landing and park on Balsam St (near the roundabout) and then walk to the preserve sign on Cherry Lane where you will see steps leading into the woods.