The Durant Nature Preserve is a peaceful 237-acre preserve that’s home to beautiful gardens and lots of different nature trails. Pups are welcome to join you in this furiffic preserve on leashes that are six feet or shorter.
If you want to go on a hike with your dog, Durant Nature Preserve has over five miles of hiking trails to explore! The longest of these trails is the 1.88-mile Border Trail. This unpaved out-and-back trail begins at the Campbell Lodge parking lot, and it takes you around the perimeter of the preserve. As you walk along the trail, you’ll go past a creek, through a beautiful forest, and by a unique rock formation called the Whale Rocks.
Durant Nature Preserve also has plenty of other pawesome trails to trek on with your pup. If you’d like to go for a stroll around a scenic lake, hop on the 1 mile Lakeside Trail. This trail is also a great place to go fishing. Or, if you want to go on a short creekside stroll, try the 0.6-mile Secret Creek Trail. No matter which trail you choose, you and your dog are sure to have fun hiking here!
Durant Nature Preserve is also home to three gardens you can stroll in with your pup. This includes a lovely butterfly garden, a bird garden, and a sensory and nature play garden that’s filled with ponds and native plants. There’s also a short, interpretive tree trail right next to the gardens that provides lots of information about the preserve’s native trees. The gardens and the interpretive tree trail are all located near the Park Office.
If you and your dog are looking for a great place to go for a hike, Durant Nature Preserve is perfect for you! Remember to bring doggy bags and water with you, and have a fun day out at this preserve!