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Bath Nature Preserve
The Garden Bowl, now a wetland, was once drained to be a garden when this was a Firestone estate. The drain tiles have been removed and the restored wetland attracts a variety of birds, including wading birds during migration. There is a good vantage point on the North Fork Trail, near a bench, to set up a spotting scope to view birds in the Garden Bowl. There are also mowed paths that allow birders to enter the Garden Bowl to observe wildlife.
The Bath Nature Preserve is a 410-acre parcel, which was formerly part of the Raymond Firestone Estate. It was funded by a bond issue that passed in March 1996 and purchased on October 1997 by Bath Township.
The Bath Nature Preserve was open for public use in August of 2001. all of the trails provide public access allowing for an experience of varied habitats and terrain while protecting the sensitive and unique areas of the property.
The Bath Nature Preserve’s diverse habitats and physical features range from open fields of grassland and old-field habitat to old-growth forests and wetlands, which include a tamarack bog, five ponds, and two creeks.
Restrooms on site.
Content from Bath Township Parks webpage and Susan Carpenter