Bowen Nature Preserve
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Bowen Nature Preserve Trails
Bowen Nature Preserve has 2.7 miles of trails available for hiking.
About Bowen Nature Preserve
The Bowen Nature Preserve is a 65-acre nature preserve with 58 acres of restored grassland/prairie, a restored wetland, hardwood and pine woodland areas, abundant wildlife, a variety of wildflowers, picnic tables and resting benches, and a combination of 2.7 miles of hiking and equestrian trails.
The preserve became a reality in 2007 with a gift of 58 acres of land from Jonathan E. Bowen. In 2008, six acres of woodland was donated to the park district through his parents, Yvonne J. and Norman Bowen.
The Bowen name was well known in West Lodi because Jonathan’s great-grandfather was Dr. Adelbert Bowen. Jonathan lived on this farm in his early years with his parents and grandparents. After his grandparents, Merle and Louise Bowen, died, he acquired the farm. As manager of this property, Jonathan developed the grasslands and reinstalled a wetland to encourage the development of wildlife.
From Bowen Nature Preserve
No restroom facilities.