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Why You Should Visit
This preserve includes a three-mile trail loop, from which—on a still day—a hiker can hear the Little River from the valley below. Indian Spring, which gives the preserve its name, is hidden by a stone structure, but a spring bubbles in the sand just downstream.
Why the Conservancy Selected This Site
David and Vanda Shoemaker donated land for this preserve, which was later augmented by a purchase from a neighbor.
What the Conservancy Has Done/Is Doing
The chapter monitors this site on a regular basis.
Dawn to dusk
The three-mile loop trail has options for shorter hikes leading through mature oak forest, open fields, and along the clear-flowing Little River. Trails lead past glacial kettle ponds to an impressive overlook of the Little River Valley.
What to See: Plants
A variety of oak, hickory, red and sugar maple, red cedar, poplar, gray birch, little bluestem and clubmosses, as well as numerous other species, can be seen here.
What to See: Animals
Look for hawks overhead and beaver activity along the banks of Little River.
Please enjoy your visit to this preserve. The Nature Conservancy welcomes passive recreation, including hiking, birding, canoeing, nature study and cross-country skiing.
To ensure those who visit after you are able to enjoy the same experience you have, please remember to stay on designated trails, pack out everything you brought in, and contact our office at: 203 568 6270 or email@example.com if you notice any problems.
To maintain the ecological integrity of the preserve, the following activities are not allowed: collection of plant or animal specimens, camping, fires, fishing, hunting, bicycling, and use of motorized vehicles. Pets are not allowed on Nature Conservancy preserves.
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