The 13 acre Sponseller Preserve is located alongside Johnson Creek, a spring-fed natural trout stream and tributary of the Chippewa River. Donated by the Sponseller family in 2018 to honor their mother, this property features riparian woodland interspersed with knobs of remnant glacial moraine. The preserve is covered with a forest dominated by eastern hemlock, yellow and paper birch, American beech, sugar maple, red oak, white pine, and northern white cedar. The primary purpose of this preserve is to serve as a wildlife sanctuary and rest area for resident and migratory birds and other wildlife. It offers recreational opportunities for cold water creek fishermen, birders, and nature lovers in general.
Limited parking is available off E. Deerfield Road.