Zylstra Lake Opens on Public Lands Day


September 26, 2020 - September 27, 2020    
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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September 21, 2020 — The timing couldn’t be more perfect: This Saturday, September 26—which is National Public Lands Day—Zylstra Lake Preserve officially opens for day-use public access. The newly opened portion of the preserve features a trail that goes about half-way around the upper (main) lake. The rest of the circumference trail will open in April, after the migratory waterfowl season has ended.

Representatives from the Preservation Trust and the Land Bank will be on hand from 8am until 4pm on opening weekend (Saturday, September 26, and Sunday, September 27) to answer questions. Visitors are free to walk the trail on their own during these hours.

Here’s a description of the trail from the Land Bank’s Interim Management Plan (click here to download the PDF document).

If you can’t make out to the preserve this weekend, we’ve made a video that will vicariously take you on a tour of the new trail! CLICK HERE to watch.