This trail system is slated for retirement. It will close to the public Dec. 31, 2021 as part of ACRES’ comprehensive plan to update visitor amenities at our nature preserves. Learn more at acreslandtrust.org/raisingourstandards
This is a forest oasis with a stand of mature red and white oak, hickory, cherry, beech and maple trees surrounded by cultivated fields. More trees have been planted on six adjacent acres to enlarge this oasis. A small stream, which dries up during periods of drought, winds through the forest, and several species of salamander live here. Bloodroot, squirrel corn, spring beauty, wild phlox, Dutchman’s breeches and many other wildflowers grow abundantly beneath the trees.