Detering Nature Preserve
Detering is a relatively recent ACRES acquisition that still reveals its farmstead past. Lanes and trails (opposite, top) allow access through the woods and to the southern shore of Round Lake. Though few of the trees growing here are large, they are beginning to transform the property into forest; that metamorphosis will likely take several more decades. For now, the understory is still relatively thick with shrubs and invasives like multiflora rose. Views of the lake and adjacent shore are appealing, with lily pads and other emergent vegetation, but the far shore is developed. Very much a preserve in progress, but worth a stop, particularly if you’re already in the area to visit nearby Lonidaw Nature Preserve.
TRAIL MAP (Click to enlarge)