This trail takes visitors through three nature preserves in the Cedar Creek Corridor— the largest forested corridor remaining in Allen County. Tom and Jane Dustin, Robert C. and Rosella C. Johnson, and Whitehurst nature preserves provide critical habitat for wildlife, including river otters and bald eagles.
Starting at the Tom & Jane Dustin Preserve parking lot, visitors can access the loop trail on either side of the red barn. The trail winds through meadows and woodlands, passing a wetland filled in springtime with horned bladderwort and the call of spring peepers. The southwest portion of this trail follows a bluff 80 feet over Cedar Creek, one of only three designated Indiana Natural, Scenic and Recreational Rivers.
The ACRES office is located at this preserve. Built on a bluff high over Cedar Creek, the office was originally the home of Tom and Jane Dustin, two of ACRES founding members.