Shiawassee Basin Preserve
Shiawassee Preserve is in the northwest corner of Oakland County, in Springfield Township. It is over 600 acres, and includes one of the Long Lakes (some lakes, like Long, or Silver, or Round pop up all over the place). It is a great spot to get in touch with nature, not far at all from the most human part of the state. It would be very hard to find another lake in that area from which you can see virtually no development. The work of invasive removal has progressed much farther than Mike will give himself and the other workers credit for. Bring your hiking gear, or a kayak, and enjoy a day looking for bog candles. Here's a shot of a plant. Thanks, Mike!