Madison Township School Nature Preserve
ACRES Land Trust owns this 27-acre preserve. Start at the northeastern corner, where informal trails explore the immediate area. A large inscribed rock marks the location of the old township school, razed long ago. From here, a well-defined loop trail (sometimes with other “trails” not sketched below) runs through an overgrown field, and then into a young woods, totaling altogether about a mile. Despite the relative youth of these woods, there are plenty of wildflowers, with an unusually high concentration of green dragon – a relative of jack-in-the-pulpit - in addition to most of the usual species. Along the way, keep an eye out for the mud “chimneys” of crayfish along the wetter portions of the trail.
TRAIL MAP (Click to enlarge)