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.

From the parking lot, head east through a young forest before entering a mature forest of beech, sugar maple and tulip trees, among the largest in the state.

In this preserve, beautiful year round, its colorful spring wildflower display is not to be missed: Dutchman’s breeches, hepatica, bloodroot, spring beauty and celandine poppy decorate the hillsides with white, pink, blue and yellow.

  • Address:

    9478 N. 600 W.
    Ligonier, IN 46767

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  • Acreage:

    65 acres

  • Trail Length:

    1.2 miles

  • Trail Difficulty:

  • Year(s) Acquired:


Preserve Guide

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State Dedicated Preserve