Audio: Poosey Conservation Area annual driving tour set for Sunday

The Poosey Conservation Area in Livingston County will hold its 31st Annual Driving Tour Sunday.

The free tour will begin at Pike’s Lake on the northeast side of the conservation area off Route W and County Road 502 October 15th. Gates will be opened at noon, and the last vehicles will be allowed to begin at 4 o’clock that afternoon.

It will give the public a chance to drive on roads and trails not normally open to the public for vehicles in the Poosey Conservation Area’s 5,863 acres.

Grundy County Conservation Agent Jeff Berti talks about the tour.


The tour guides visitors through a historical site once known as the Poosey community. Visitors will be able to stop at exhibits or take a walk in the woods. MDC staff will be stationed along the route to explain habitat management practices benefiting wildlife and native plants.

Visitors can learn about grassland restoration, forest management, healthy habitat for wildlife, and tips for providing better fishing in ponds and lakes.

MDC recommends participants use four wheel drive and high-clearance vehicles on the tour route, as some sections of the route involve steep slopes and crossings in low areas.