Measuring 425 feet long by 10 feet wide, this overlook provides spectacular views of the Snake Creek Floodplain. The viewing platform stands 27 feet in the air! Take a moment to pause and observe your surroundings from this unique perspective.
The Snake Creek Floodplain plays an important role in our local ecosystem. The creek meanders from its source upstream, down to the Tittabawassee River, flowing for ½ mile through the Dow Gardens campus. The first phase of the Snake Creek Restoration Project was completed in 2018 and extensive restoration efforts have reduced erosion and improved local wildlife habitat. The restoration also included the removal of 1,200 dead ash trees that had been killed by the invasive Emerald Ash Borer beetle. In their place, 3,000 native trees and shrubs were planted. Limestone and fieldstone were added along the banks and in the creek to slow the water and prevent future erosion.