Bedford Reservation–Forbes Woods Picnic Area
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About Forbes Woods
This reclaimed natural area has a short loop trail with views of a wooded ravine. In 2016, a connector trail was added from Forbes Woods to Hawthorn Parkway that cuts through the ravine and has several boardwalks to aid in crossing over the wetlands.
From Forbes Woods webpage
About Bedford Reservation
Located in Bedford, Bedford Heights, Oakwood, Valley View and Walton Hills, Bedford Reservation gives the appearance of a continuous forest of large trees and challenging terrain, which apparently discouraged early logging operations.
The reservation offers trails and picnic areas and includes Shawnee Hills Golf Course as one of its attractions. Flowing through Bedford Reservation is Tinkers Creek, named for a member of Moses Cleveland’s surveying party. The stream drops a dramatic 220 feet over a course of two miles and has cut a steep, walled gorge. The gorge, declared a National Natural Landmark, is a unique area with numerous tree, shrub and flower species.
The Tinkers Creek Gorge Scenic Overlook on Gorge Parkway offers a spectacular vista particularly in the fall.
From Bedford Reservation webpage
Restrooms at locations identified on Bedford Reservation map.