Miami Whitewater Forest Oakleaf Trail

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Miami Whitewater Forest

  • Listen for the distinct "kee-aah" call repeating as you embark though the territory of one of our woodland watchers, the red-shouldered hawk. Whether she cries out from a tree branch or while soaring above, that call means you have been spotted! You may even notice this bird following you around the trail to investigate your presence in her sanctum.
  • How many different kinds of trees can you spot? Even an avid hiker will be impressed with variety of trees along this trail. From the smooth, soft bark of the beech tree to the distinctly blocky bark of the rarely seen persimmon, this forest hosts much more than the oak trees implied by its’s name.
  • Does it taste like a papaya, banana, mango or pineapple? Though many might not agree on what it tastes like, we can all agree the pawpaw is delicious. The fruit of this native tree has been a staple in the diet of Buckeyes for hundreds of years. Good luck getting to them before the animals do!

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Miami Whitewater Forest Oakleaf Trail