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Thayer's Corner Nature Area is one of the unique and beautiful parks in Northville Township. Located on the outskirts of the community, it provides the look and feel of "up north Michigan." Available to community residents are trails for walking, hiking or horseback riding, community gardens, picnic benches, and wildlife.
There is now a new picnic shelter with stone fireplace. The nature area is available for community events and can be scheduled for a small fee by contacting us. Thayer's Corner Nature Area has been developed as a "labor of love" by the Friends of Thayer's Corner Nature Area and is financed by Northville Township. We invite residents to enjoy the park, walk the trails or plant a garden, but ask that you leave only your footprints.
The Historic Barn and Picnic Shelter are available on our website on the Rental Information page. The historic barn and picnic shelter can be rented for birthday parties, showers, or other special events and MUST BE scheduled in advance.
The attached video was made at Thayer's Garden in 2015. It was a picture taken by one of our gardeners every week and the yield that corresponded to that week. Thank You!
Community Choice Credit Union (6 Mile and Winchester, Northville Township) and the Friends of Thayer’s Corner Nature Area are pleased to announce Community Choice’s generous donation to Thayer Corner Nature Area (Napier Road, Northville Township) for installation of a deer fence to protect a new memorial apple orchard planted by volunteers and donors of the park. Community Choice donated $939 for the entire cost of the fence, which now protects apple trees and a newly placed bee hive. The park boasts 100 community gardens, walking trails, an historic barn, picnic shelter and (in the future) a nature center.
Marjorie Banner and Marv Gans, Northville Township Treasurer and Trustee respectively, were awarded the “Keep Michigan Beautiful” Presidents Award at a ceremony in Kalamazoo, MI, on Friday, October 21, 2016. The Award was presented to “Thayer’s Corner Nature Area” for meeting Keep Michigan Beautiful’s objectives, including “projects that involve environmental clean-up, historical preservation, site beautification and restoration, native species protection and environmental educational programs for children and adults.”
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