Beechwood Nature Preserve


Beechwood Nature Preserve is an ACRES Land Trust property in north-central Steuben County, adjacent to Pokagon State Park.

Sign


Trails

Beechwood’s elaborate trail network is like a figure 8 on its side, with a long connector to the parking area and spurs to Pokagon State Park and two adjacent, smaller preserves.

The spur to Foster Nature Preserve is close to the parking area and passes through interesting wetland areas before ending up near Little Otter Lake.

The main trail traverses several habitat types, including woods, recent fields, and wetlands. There’s also a section of boardwalk and a short wetland loop.

Boardwalk

The connector to Pokagon State Park is at the far western edge of the preserve. Plan to take your time and mind your surroundings - I've never been able to complete a visit without finding myself completely turned around.


Directions

Steuben County. From I-69 Exit 154, proceed west 0.2 miles on IN 727, then right ¾ mile on IN 127 to Lane 150; turn left and pull off to the left.

North 41 43.044 West 85 00.224
DeLorme 23:A9


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Facilities

None.


Nearby Natural Areas

Loon Lake Nature Preserve
McClue Nature Preserve
Pokagon State Park
Ropchan Memorial Nature Preserve
Wing Haven Nature Preserve


References

ACRES Land Trust
Habeck: Wild Indiana; Page 44
Indiana Department of Natural Resources
McPherson: Indiana Best Hikes; Page 23