For-Mar Nature Preserve

photo: A footbridge on the preserve grounds.

Length: 3.70 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Nature Trail
Agency: City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running

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Location: At For-Mar Nature Preserve in Burton, on SR 21 35 mi. W of Flint. (recertified 1991)
State(s): Michigan
Longitude: -83.61089
Latitude: 43.03929

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When you need to lose yourself in nature’s beauty, there’s nothing quite like the 383 picturesque acres of For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum. This former dairy farm was donated by Forbes and Martha Merkley to create For-Mar, which opened in 1970.

Scattered throughout the grounds are meadows, ponds, bridges and even a treehouse. Enjoy miles of trails, our collection of gardens and the display of trees in the arboretum.

Today, you can celebrate the spirit of Forbes and Martha by exploring the wetlands, fields and forests of this great park. Rich educational experiences can be had all over our grounds with our year-round programming.

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Brochure: For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Genesee Co. Parks and Rec. Commission
G-5055 Branch Rd.
Flint, MI 48506



A footbridge on the preserve grounds.

A footbridge on the preserve grounds.


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