This is hill country, carved by glaciers and covered with towering oaks, hickories and sycamores, some more than 200 years old. This area was shaped by water gushing from a rapidly melting glacier more than 10,000 years ago. The meltwater dumped its sediment load at Bicentennial Woods, creating the preserve’s sandy hills.
This nature preserve is part of the Cedar Creek Corridor, the largest forested corridor in the region. The mature forests found here are uncommon in our region today. Some of the largest oak trees in Bicentennial Woods sprouted during the Civil War.
A variety of woodland birds can be seen and heard in spring and summer. Spring wildflowers include wild blue phlox, wild geranium, bloodroot and Jack-in-the-pulpit.