Surrounded by farmland, this preserve is one of the largest forested areas within several square miles. Stretching nearly a mile along the Wabash River, the preserve serves as a riparian forest buffer, enhancing water quality by filtering runoff and stabilizing erosion.
This upland forest is dominated by young oak, hickory and walnut trees. It provides habitat for a variety of migrating and non-migratory birds including warblers, wood thrush and red-eyed vireo. Here the trail follows the river, offering great views from its banks throughout the year. In spring, wildflowers such as shooting star and wild hyacinth decorate the woodland floor.