St. Francis is a 39-acre swamp forest with a 1/4 mile boardwalk trail lined with oak and maple trees. Wildlife seen at this preserve include birds, deer, butterflies, and squirrels.
Spring is the best time to visit the preserve when the marsh marigold and broom tussock sedge are in bloom.
The boardwalk trail is ADA accessible and located directly beside Franciscan Health Michigan City hospital.
Visit the Preserve
St. Francis Nature Preserve is located on the southwest side of Michigan City, off of I-94 and US-421, adjacent to Franciscan Health Michigan City hospital.