Hall Woods offers deep woods rich with trees and a lush understory, wildflower-covered slopes, and glistening streams full of life. Hall Woods serves as a microcosm of the entire Big Walnut Natural Areas project: deep, rich woods filled with sweet-singing warblers, soft slopes covered in wildflowers, sparkling streams full of life and a human history that serves to inspire.
North Central Tillplain
State Nature Preserve, 1987
Division of Nature Preserves
Among Hall Wood's main attributes are dramatic ravines, tall stands of white on the uplands, and Big Walnut Creek which runs along the preserve. Species that thrive in the preserve include silver maple, sycamore, buckeye and tulip trees. Sugar maple. hickory, white ash and white oak, however, are the more dominant species. It's healthy understory show few signs of previous disturbance, a rarity in Indiana. Look for flowering dogwoods, sassafras, beech and the fragrant spicebush in the thick understory. Warblers, swallows, kingfishers and dragonflies are common wildlife seen at the preserve.
A trail exists on the easy to moderate terrain of the preserve. Please be sure to follow the Conservancy's Preserve Visitation Guidelines.
Visit IN Department of Natural Resource's Division of Nature Preserve website.
From Greencastle, travel north on S.R. 43 approximately 9.5 miles to U.S. 36 and turn right (east). Go through Bainbridge and continue another 0.5 mile. Take the angling county road to the southeast. Travel slightly over 0.5 mile to the preserve, parking area of the left side of the road.