Knox Woods State Nature Preserve
Approximately 30 acres of mature mixed hardwood woodlands comprised of sugar maple, black oak, red oak, hickory, black cherry and walnut trees. There are large specimens of tuliptree, white oak, red oak and red maple with amazing canopies! The meandering path provides a look at many of these species that are close at hand. While the tree ages do not indicate an old-growth forest, it is a striking (although modest in size) example of a mature forest and is significant for the region. During spring, wildflowers abound: round-lobed hepatica, Virginia bluebells, Jacob's ladder, trout lily, bellwort, wild blue phlox, and others. It is also great birding habitat.