Preserve Description

The Edna W. Spurgeon Woodland Reserve was the first ACRES property. It’s an area of low ridges, or kames, left by glaciers and cut by glacial meltwater. A climax forest of beech, sugar maple and tulip trees that are among the largest in the state covers the area. Beneath the trees grow large-flowered and sessile trillium (also known as toadshade), blue-eyed Mary, bloodroot, hepatica, celandine poppy, Dutchman’s breeches and squirrel corn.

  • Address:

    9478 N. 600 W, Ligonier, IN 46767

  • County:

    Noble

  • Acreage:

    65.0 acres

  • Trail Length:

    1.2 miles

  • Trail Difficulty:

  • Year(s) Acquired:

    1961, 1964

Preserve Guide

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State Dedicated Preserve