Whitewater Memorial State Park
Two reservoirs and associated aquatic activities get most of the attention, but there are also trails. Trail 4 is the best of the lot; it’s an out-and-back of approximately three miles that heads toward, and then shadows, the western edge of Whitewater Lake. It traverses part of the Hornbeam Nature Preserve. American hornbeam and eastern hop-hornbeam (ironwood) trees, both members of the birch family, flourish inside the preserve; the woods beyond the preserve boundaries are less exceptional. The trail ends at an “observation” platform set back from the lake.