Honey Creek Preserve
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About Honey Creek Preserve
This Preserve has 200 acres of prairie, wetlands, and woodlands. Follow the 1-mile trail through each unique ecosystem. There is also a 4-mile bridle trail on the west side of Honey Creek. This is a great site to trail ride, bird watch, cross-country ski, hike, and fish.
Honey Creek Preserve is part of the Honey Creek Watershed which stretches over 143 square miles. Located in the park is a mile long nature trail that follows along Honey Creek, through a prairie, wetland, and woodlands. Settlers were attracted to this area due to the abundant forests, rich soil and the Honey Creek which flowed through it. A wide variety of plant and animal life could be found on its banks and the surrounding area. Through the years this area has maintained its beauty and diverse wildlife. These diverse habitats make it the perfect setting for bird watching, cross-country skiing, hiking, and fishing. A newly installed, 4.05-mile bridle trail make it a great place for trail riding. The park is also adjacent to the Great Miami River Recreational Trail.
In 1994, the Miami County Park District acquired 90 acres of land at Honey Creek Preserve from Thomas and Rosemarie Timmer. An additional 110 acres were obtained through various grant programs. A beautiful 1950’s barn and silo, acquired with one of the land purchases, still stands at the entrance of the park. In 2009, a portion of the Honey Creek went through a major stream bank restoration to help reduce erosion and the number of nutrients that enter the stream. It also provides stormwater management. The restoration was funded by an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 319 Grant and administered by the Honey Creek Watershed Association.
From Honey Creek Preserve webpage
No restroom facilities.