Indian Garden Nature Area

Year Established

1986, 1989, 1992, 1997


106 acres


This nature area combines the Terrell, Millikan, and Moore Preserves and Woodland Partnership Preserve for 106 total acres, boasting well-maintained trails, glacially-sculpted hills, a woodland stream, and small open meadow.


Resort Township, Emmet County


  • Marked trails and parking
  • Ideal area for hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing, and snow shoeing
  • Good birding
  • Upland hardwood forest
  • Scattered evergreens
  • Hilly terrain
  • Wetlands
  • Open Meadow
  • Seasonal creek along trail
  • Hunting with permission


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

Directions / Parking

The main entrance and yellow trailhead is across from 7701 S. Indian Garden Road. The blue trailheads are across from 7577 and 6849 S. Indian Garden Road.