This trail system is slated for retirement. It will close to the public Dec. 31, 2022 as part of ACRES’ comprehensive plan to update visitor amenities at our nature preserves. Learn more at acreslandtrust.org/raisingourstandards
Sap was once harvested from the maples here and boiled down into syrup. This beech/maple woods also includes tulip, sycamore, black cherry and blue ash — an unusual tree in the area. The grinding of glaciers over the area left several depressions that are now small ponds, the largest approximately an acre and a half. Flowering trillium blooms abundantly here in spring, and tall-grass prairie plants have been established in a field.