Rabbit River Preserve

About the Preserve

In February of 2017, the ODC Network finalized its acquisition of 65 acres of land along the Rabbit River in Hamilton, Michigan. This property allows us to expand our programming, increase the number of high quality acres we manage and protect, and provide new opportunities to connect people with the outdoors. As a part of the Kalamazoo River Greenway, the Rabbit River Preserve serves as an extension of the ODC Network with a focus on the research and observation of riparian systems and forest ecology. 

Preserve Features

Trail Map

Preserve Rules

Trail Usage

  • No entry fee
  • Trails open dawn to dusk, 7 days a week.
  • Pets are only allowed on 6 foot leashes.
  • Trails may be used for walking, jogging, hiking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.

Please Do Not

  • Harass wildlife for better viewing or photography.
  • Take horses, motorized or pedaled vehicles on the trails.
  • Swim in the Rabbit River.
  • Park overnight or after hours.
  • Collect animals, plants or other natural materials without specific consent.
  • Hunt or trap wildlife.
  • Smoke or drink in the preserve.