We welcome visitors from all over Metro Detroit to visit Stage Nature Center and explore over 1.5 miles of trails that wind through 100-acres of native Michigan terrain. The preserve features lush landscapes including marsh lowlands, upland forests, grassy knolls and thickets. Visitors will discover the beauty of nature as they explore the trails of Troy’s only nature center. As guests enter the preserve, they will be surrounded by the serenity of nature, greeted by the calls of native birds and soothed by the calming sounds of the Rouge River headwaters as they trickle over rocks near the trails.
Stage Nature Center is Troy’s only nature center and is among the largest in Oakland County. A wide variety of active wildlife can be seen along the nature center’s trails including white tailed deer, a vast variety of birds, Michigan frogs, owls, squirrels and chipmunks. There are also countless varieties of wildflowers, foliage and trees that visitors will encounter on their excursions along the trails.