This is NOT an in-person event. Sierra Club group outings are currently suspended indefinitely due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
These Exercise Guides are intended to assist and encourage exploration of parks and natural areas in the Huron Valley Group region. Please enjoy them on your own or, using appropriate social distancing and masks, with others.
Go explore one of Washtenaw County's most beautiful nature preserves. Hike approximately 3 miles of fairly easy terrain. Trails will be muddy in spots. Spring ephemerals are coming out. Some migratory waterfowl can be seen on the ponds.
While I often hike just the perimeter trails at Whitmore (#2 to 12 to unmarked to unmarked to 5 to 8 to 11 to 10 to 8 to 4 to 3 to 2), I recommend adding the 5-6-7 section, even if you walk it "out-and-back" as part of a perimeter hike. There are ephemerals to be seen along that part of the trail as well.
NOTE: as a Washtenaw County Preserve, dogs are *not* allowed in Whitmore Lake Preserve.