Bird Hills, Barton, & Langford

Bird Hills, Barton and Kuebler Langford Nature Areas of Washtenaw County, Michigan

Hiking the Bird Hills, Barton and Kuebler Langford Nature AreasCross country skiing the Bird Hills, Barton and Kuebler Langford Nature AreasCanoe or Kayak the Bird Hills, Barton and Kuebler Langford Nature Areas

Trail Distance:

Over 6 miles long.

Trail Description:

Kayaking and canoeing is available on the Huron River. Access point with a dock is available. The ski trail is not groomed.

Bird Hills

Bird Hills:

Photo by Phil Seng

One of Ann Arbor’s most beloved parks, Bird Hills’ wooded trails are popular with nature lovers and dog walkers (dogs are required to be leashed). From the old homestead and pine plantation in the center of the park, shady ravines with diverse plant life and towering old trees shade downward towards the Huron River valley.

Wildlife Viewing:

Due to the variety of natural communities in Bird Hills, opportunities for wildlife viewing are plentiful. Black, red, and fox squirrels, ground squirrels, deer, and butterflies are very common here. A more trained eye could find frogs and toads, evidence of the resident foxes, and many species of birds, including hooded warblers and one of the few known nesting sites for turkey vultures.


From M-14 in Ann Arbor, exit onto Miller Road and travel east (toward the downtown area) to Newport Road. Turn north (left) onto Newport and proceed ¾ of a mile to the site entrance on the right.

Facilities and Opportunities:
  • Trails: 3.7 miles of trails, moderate difficulty, self guided
  • Cross country skiing: no marked trails
  • How You Can Help: Natural Area Preservation, a division of Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation, has many volunteer opportunities for both general public, and organized groups. Visit our web site and click on NAP Volunteer Opportunities for more information.

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