The Geddes Road construction makes the drive to the Arb difficult. Here are suggestions coming from the north, south and west. Geddes Road between Huron Parkway and the new Geddes Ridge Road is totally closed -- no one lives there so the construction crew has made that area a hub for materials and equipment.

If you are approaching the Arb from the SOUTH or NORTH, you must get into the neighborhood south of the Arb from Washtenaw Avenue -- taking Arlington northbound is probably the easiest. Drive north on Arlington and at the 5-way stop sign, turn right onto Devonshire eastbound, make a quick left onto unpaved Heather Way, right on Geddes, and quick left on Riverview.

If you are approaching the Arb from the WEST, turn off Washtenaw Avenue eastbound onto Devonshire eastbound (this intersection is near the Beth Israel Congregation), continue eastbound on Devonshire and cross over Arlington. Make a quick left onto the unpaved Heather Way, right on Geddes, and first left on Riverview.

Note that if you are headed east on Washtenaw Avenue turning left onto Devonshire, make sure there is NO sign forbidding left turns onto Devonshire. A little farther north is Vinewood where there is such a sign and the Ann Arbor Police sit on Vinewood waiting to issue you a ticket.

Many trees have been cut down on Geddes near Riverview and there is no green road-sign at Riverview so be prepared for a new look-and-feel to the Geddes-Riverview area. And good birding!

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