Ann Arbor looks at expanding Bluffs Nature Area

The Bluffs Nature Area in Ann Arbor could soon become bigger.

A developer is proposing giving 1.1 acres of natural area adjacent to the 22-acre park as part of a development agreement for the renovation of Riverview of Ann Arbor nursing home.

The city recently acquired the land, which is located on a glacially formed ridge over North Main Street. Informal trails wind throughout the park and are accessible from North Main just across from Lakeshore Street. Besides the trails, Bluffs is considered an undeveloped park.

It has a variety of natural features, including an oak-hickory forest, wooded ravines and an open field with remnant prairie species. The area has long been a favorite place for mountain bikers and hikers.

Source: City of Ann Arbor
Writer: Jon Zemke
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