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Residents of East Bay Township have been fortunate to have an area close to home where they can enjoy the peace and beauty of natural surroundings. It’s a place where for decades people have walked their dogs and allowed their children to venture off and build forts and explore make-believe worlds. From bird watching in the spring or a summer bike ride, a fall color hike or winter sledding adventure, this land provides year-round opportunities for recreation and refuge.

With undisturbed natural acreage in East Bay Township quickly diminishing, residents have stepped up to save this property for current and future generations to enjoy. This peaceful 80-acre piece of property, nestled just south of Holiday Hills can be accessed off of Five Mile road.

For the enjoyment of all visitors and the protection of wildlife, we ask that you please refrain from camping/campfires, fireworks, and motorized vehicles on the preserve and that you keep your pets on a leash and pick up after them.

Thank you!


NEW – Natural Resources Trust Fund Approves Holiday Woods Natural Area Grant!
The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund approved a $584,800 grant for the creation of an exciting 145-acre natural area in East Bay Township. The Holiday Woods Natural Area will incorporate our existing 80-acre Holiday Woodlands Preserve and add an additional 65 acres of natural land between our preserve and the Mt. Holiday Ski Area. 

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