6 1/2 MILE STATION ROAD

 

1) Along the first portion of the trail, you will see a variety of trees including staghorn sumac, tartarian honeysuckle, green ash, gray birch, black oak, arrow-wood, slippery elm, and choke cherry. About twenty yards on the right of the trial, there are bigtooth and quaking aspen trees right next to each other for easy contrast.
2) In addition to the species already noted, you will observe American elm, black cherry, choke cherry, buckthorn, chestnut oak, and black walnut.
3) In addition to the species already noted, you will observe downy juneberry, sugar maple, silver maple, and white ash.
4) In addition to the species already noted, there are narrowleaf dogwood and American hackberry trees.
5) As you move farther from the water, you will observe a different mix of trees compared to what you have observed so far. In this area, you will observe white oak, red oak and beech.
6) As you continue to walk through a drier environment, the tree species change further. You will observe shagbark hickory, mulberry, red-osier dogwood, tree of heaven, boxelder, witchhazel, and butternut trees, in addition to those species already mentioned.



PARKING

From where you park, the prison and powerlines will be visible.

The trail you will follow will proceed straight to a marsh.


A marsh will be visible on your left.

After you pass the benches, the path will continue to a water treatment plant and a bridge.