The Ruth Kern Woodland Preserve is another property of varied habitat, with the Tippecanoe River flowing on its southern boundary. There is an older-growth bottom-land forest, an upland secondary-growth forest, a former Christmas tree farm and approximately five acres of wetlands. The forested areas include hardwoods and pines. In the Tippecanoe River are several endangered species, including two species of mussels and four species of fish.
Preserve is closed from October 15 through January 15 due to permitted hunting. ACRES does not sell hunting leases or allow hunting in open preserves.