Mary Thornton Nature Preserve

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Address 1541 E. 300 N, Wabash, IN 46992
County http://Wabash
Acreage 15.0 acres
Trail length 0.6 miles
Trail difficulty
Year Acquired 2008
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This trail system is slated for retirement. It will close to the public by the end of 2024 as part of ACRES’ comprehensive plan to update visitor amenities at our nature preserves. Learn more at


This preserve provides a great example of an oak/hickory forest being converted into a beech/maple forest. The understory is native and diverse, and the property contains ephemeral wetlands that provide amphibian habitat and breeding areas. Even though the preserve is relatively small, wildlife is abundant.

By the Numbers

acres on 117 properties protected forever