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.
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.