Monday, October 8, 2012

Bicentennial Woods: Fort Wayne, IN

ACRES Land Trust manages a number of nature preserves.  Many of these are in the Fort Wayne area.  Bicentennial Woods is one of those beautiful preserves.  Located on Shoaff Road off of Coldwater on the north side of Fort Wayne; it offers over 2 miles of well-maintained trails.  A small gravel parking lot is immediately at the entrance to the preserve.

Beauty abounds as you walk the hilly "moderate" trails through woods, prairie, and wetland.

Bicentennial Woods offers benches for resting in strategic scenic areas.

It has wide bridges for the whole family to safely cross the creek that flows through the preserve.

Wildlife can be found in many areas of the preserve if you keep your eyes open.

This hike offers a brilliant display of fall colors, sounds, and smells.  It's a must-hike for families interested in nature learning.