Preserve Description

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.

Planning Your Visit

Please note there are TWO places for visitors to park.

Tom and Jane Dustin Nature Preserve Parking Lot
Hours: Open daily from dawn to dusk
1992 Chapman Road
Huntertown, IN 46748

ACRES Office Visitor and Accessible Trail Parking Lot

Visit the office or explore the new 1/3-mile accessible trail made of crushed, packed limestone that is suitable for wheelchairs, walkers, strollers and other mobility devices. Restrooms available during office hours.

Hours: Open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm
1802 Chapman Road
Huntertown, IN 46748

  • Address:

    Tom & Jane Dustin Nature Preserve Parking
    Open daily from dawn to dusk
    1992 Chapman Road
    Huntertown, IN 46748

    Office Visitor & Accessible Trail Parking
    Open 9 am-4 pm Monday-Friday
    1802 Chapman Road
    Huntertown, IN 46748

  • County:

    Cedar Creek Corridor

  • Acreage:

    88.7 acres

  • Trail Length:

    1.5 miles

  • Trail Difficulty:

  • Year(s) Acquired:

    1990, 2004, 2005, 2006

Preserve Guide

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State Dedicated Preserve