James Madison Landmark Forest
This 200-acre forest is on the grounds of Montpelier, the former home of President James Madison. Sections of the forest are truly old-growth and the towering tulip trees and oaks cast a dense shade. Sounds of bird song will accompany you as you walk the easy trails. While other visitors are touring the stately brick home, you can take the Turkey Foot Loop (0.3 mi), the Poplar Run Loop (0.5 mi), the Spicebush Loop (0.2 mi), or the Mountain Mill Road Trail (0.5 mi) to experience an historic landscape. Some sections of nearby forest are managed, but the Landmark Forest is protected as wilderness.