We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Great Blue Heron Rookery

Features Animals
Save
Share
Review Highlights
Blue Heron nests can been seen up in the trees

I noticed the great blue heron rookery for the first time this year. There were about eight nests... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Susan M
,
Shelby Township, Michigan
via mobile
Nice nature walk area

I have walked in this area twice now. once in the evening with a scout troop and once in the day... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2017
danamc65
,
Shelby Township, Michigan
Read all 5 reviews
Enhance this page - Upload photos! Add a photo
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good40%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
13 Aug 2017
“Blue Heron nests can been seen up in the trees”
11 Jan 2017
“Nice nature walk area”
About
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
20°
Sep
13°
Oct
-1°
Nov
Contact
50385 Ryan Rd, Shelby Township, MI 48317-1040
Reviews (5)
Filter reviews
5 results
Traveller rating
3
2
0
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
3
2
0
0
0
See what travellers are saying:
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

I noticed the great blue heron rookery for the first time this year. There were about eight nests in the huge tree in the middle of the wetlands. So the nests are noticable when driving on Ryan. Just look west between 21 Mile and 23...More

3  Thank Susan M
Reviewed 11 January 2017

I have walked in this area twice now. once in the evening with a scout troop and once in the day with my family. There are many trails that wind all around the rookery.

2  Thank danamc65
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Marsh land,Love the sand hill cranes, Great outdoor venture anytime of the year!!! Nature at it's best!!!

1  Thank iwannabesue1991
Reviewed 24 January 2016

It takes a little bit of a walk down a path to get to the site to view the rookery. You need binoculars for the best advantage. It's great to watch the birds during nesting season and get a look at the babies as they...More

Thank Gloria O
Reviewed 10 January 2016

The blue herons are fun to watch in their nests in springtime. The Holland Ponds nature trails are peaceful and a great place to watch waterfowl of various types. The beaver lodges are a neat addition too.

Thank Garyonwheels
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 2 nearby hotels
Royal Park Hotel
525 reviews
2.73 miles away
Wardel Motel
5 reviews
2.92 miles away
The Spartan Motel
17 reviews
3.19 miles away
The Rochester Carriage House B&B
29 reviews
3.43 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 172 restaurants in Shelby Township
Bad Brads BBQ
355 reviews
1.89 miles away
Yates Cider Mill
132 reviews
.99 miles away
Chadd's Bistro
39 reviews
1.77 miles away
Eataliana Homemade Pasta
13 reviews
1.62 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 29 attractions in Shelby Township
Yates Cider Mill
173 reviews
.98 miles away
Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm
31 reviews
2.95 miles away
AMC Forum 30
35 reviews
2.98 miles away
Packard Proving Grounds
16 reviews
2.48 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Great Blue Heron Rookery staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines