Hammer Nature Preserve


Hammer Nature Preserve is a forty acre preserve that features a half-mile loop trail through mature woods. Spring brings forth an excellent wildflower display; prairie trillium, Dutchman’s breeches, squirrel corn, jack-in-the-pulpit and large white trillium all add to the riot of color.


Path


Trails

The trail is well-defined and marked with white discs. With luck, you should also find a brochure that includes brief descriptions of sixteen marked tree species. You’ll encounter occasional damp areas along the trail, and it will repeatedly cross an intermittent stream over small wooden footbridges.


Footbridge


Directions

Wells County. From the intersection of IN 1 and IN 224, go west 3.0 miles on IN 224 to Meridian Road (gravel), then right 2.0 miles to CR 800N, then left 0.4 miles to the parking area on the right side of the road.

North 40 51.560 West 85 13.840
DeLorme 29:G7


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Facilities

None.


Nearby Natural Areas

Acres Along the Wabash Nature Preserve
Fogwell Forest Nature Preserve
Ouabache State Park


References

ACRES Land Trust
Habeck: Wild Indiana; Page 59
Indiana Department of Natural Resources