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Crosswinds Marsh

For nature enthusiasts with an interest in wetlands and wildlife, Crosswinds Marsh is a must-see. You can explore diverse wetland habitats where more than 240 species of birds and 40 species of mammals have been identified. Crosswinds is home to a nesting pair of bald eagles, beaver and other exciting native wildlife.

Directions: Drive I-275 to Exit #8 (Flat Rock / Will Carleton Road ). Exit highway and head west on Will Carleton Road. Drive 3.5 miles to Haggerty Road. Turn right (north) onto Haggerty Road. Drive approximately ½ mile to the park entrance, located on the left-hand side. The address is 27600 Haggerty Road in New Boston.

To register for programs or for more information about Crosswinds Marsh, please call (734) 654-1220.

Please note:

  • Crosswinds Marsh is open daily from dawn to dusk
  • No personal watercraft, bicycles or motorized vehicles are allowed on the trails.
  • Dogs are allowed as long as they are leashed at all times. Please clean up after your dog!
  • Horses are allowed on the designated horse trail only.


Crosswinds Trail Map - Here is the trail map for Crosswinds Marsh!

PROGRAMS & RESOURCES

*Pre-registration is required for all programs other than Nature Fest, Family Fishing Fun Day, Hobby Day and Harvest Festival!

Boy and Cub Scout Programs
Crosswinds Marsh offers Wolf, Tiger and Bear Cub Scout Achievements/Electives, as well as Webelos and Boy Scout workshop programs featuring educational and hands-on activities designed to meet all requirements needed for Scouts to earn their badges and pins (not supplied by Wayne County Parks).

Girl Scout Programs
Crosswinds Marsh offers programs for Girl Scouts featuring educational and hands-on activities designed to meet all requirements needed for scouts to earn scout their badges. Girl Scout Programs include Brownie Hiker, Bugs, Junior Geocacher and Animal Habitats.


Home School Classes
Designed for children ages 6-10 years old and 11 - 15 years old with some programs appropriate for both age groups, the following home school programs are available upon request by calling (734) 654-1220. We will cover the nature-related topics each through discussion, crafts and hands-on activities.

Field Trips and Outreach Programs Crosswinds Marsh offers seasonal field trips and outreach programs for schools and other organized groups. Programs are designed to enhance the understanding of nature in a fun and informative way. Popular program activities include guided nature hikes, pond study explorations, reptile and amphibian encounters, wetland canoe trips and much more!

Crosswinds Marsh Family Programs
These programs are intended for individuals and families, with adults and children participating together. Programs are designed to help families learn about our native wildlife and habitats that are suitable for all ages unless otherwise noted. Crosswinds Marsh has fun special events designed for the entire family including:

  • Nature Fest
  • Family Fishing Fun Day (which is adding an adult fishing category in 2020!)
  • Hobby Day
  • Harvest Festival

Other Crosswinds programs include:

  • Teacher Training Day
  • Guided Canoe Trip
  • Kids Summer Series (which will include canoeing, hiking and fishing)

For more information about programs at Crosswinds Marsh, please call (734) 654-1220 or visit the Facebook page HERE!