Traverse City | East Bay Township, Grand Traverse County
Hiking Trails | Snowshoeing Trails
Reffitt Preserve encompasses wetlands, Mitchell Creek, and forests that play a key role in protecting water quality and host diverse wildlife species, and distinctive plant life. Hikers may explore the preserve by venturing along the 1.7 mile trail loop including narrow, meandering boardwalks, surrounded by lush tree and plant growth and walking paths winding over distinct dune and swale complexes (small wooded hills rising above low-lying wetlands). The Preserve is a quiet and secluded hiking destination with convenient proximity to Traverse City as well as residential and commercial areas. Reffitt is situated between Three and Four Mile roads adjacent to the Traverse City State Park and the popular TART trail.