This 1-mile loop trail takes visitors through three nature preserves in the Cedar Creek Corridor, the largest forested corridor remaining in Allen County. The 88-acre property provides critical habitat for wildlife, including river otters and bald eagles.
Starting at the Tom & Jane Dustin Preserve parking lot, 1992 Chapman Road, visitors can access the 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 of cedar and stone on a bluff high over Cedar Creek, the office was originally the home of Tom and Jane Dustin, two of the founding members of the organization.