If you’re anywhere near Morrow, Georgia, you needn’t go far to find the respite you’ve been yearning for. Reynolds Nature Preserve is a favorite among locals as an oasis from the cacophony of the world. There’s something undeniably grounding about escaping into nature and returning to your roots.
To learn what to expect on your next visit to this local nature park, read on, and start planning your trip today.
About Reynolds Nature Preserve
At W.H. Reynolds Memorial Nature Preserve, you’ll enjoy 146 acres of land ready to be explored in its native state. Traverse more than three miles of hiking trails encompassing the highest ridges in the county. You’ll also see a mixed oak-hickory-pine forest and wetlands and ponds fed by natural springs. Along the way, it’s likely you’ll run into old farm equipment, spring houses, and a barn that dates back to 1867.
Along with forests to roam, you’ll encounter the serenity of the ponds. One in particular is quite large and features a small pier where visitors can see the water in its entirety.
While you’re exploring, take care to disturb neither the flora nor the fauna. The heritage garden may look tantalizing with its fresh vegetables and fruits, but please refrain from picking. These are grown as part of a program with local schools and educational groups to teach farming practices. Likewise, animals you may encounter in the preserve are wild and can be hurt by you or vice versa if touched.
Upcoming Event: Green Thumb Garden
Speaking of the heritage garden, this month Reynolds Nature Preserve is giving visitors the chance to learn how to grow edible herbs and vegetables. The class takes place Tuesday, March 13, 2018, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $8 per person. During the course, guests will learn basic home gardening techniques and will leave with their very own seed pot. Don’t miss out on this chance to start a spring garden!
Tips for Visiting
To make for a smooth visit to Reynolds, keep these tips in mind.
- Dogs are welcome! However, please keep them leashed at all times and make sure to “do your doo-dee” and pick up after them.
- There is a small picnic area with eight tables for groups of 12 or smaller available first come, first served. Grilling is not permitted.
- Fishing is not allowed in any of the ponds.
- There are many types of animals present in the preserve, including snakes. Use caution when exploring.
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