Miami Whitewater Forest Shaker Trace Inner Loop

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Miami Whitewater Forest Shaker Trace Inner Loop

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Miami Whitewater Forest

  • This trail begins at the harbor and follows part of the 85-acre lake, which has been known to draw the occasional river otter or bald eagle.
  • A large variety of native trees can be found, including:  white oak, pin oak, black walnut, red maple, sugar maple, Ohio buckeye, sycamore, dogwood and wild black cherry. These species are enticing to local wildlife!
  • Part of the trail follows Dry Fork Creek, where you can observe kingfishers, crayfish, water snakes, darters and even fossilized remains of Ordovician-era creatures that lived in this area 450 million years ago.
  • Enjoy small areas of restored prairie, full of colorful wildflowers and butterflies. The larger 7.8-mile Shaker Trace Trail winds through hundreds of acres of restored prairie and wetlands.
  • Closer to dawn or dusk, you may catch a glimpse of some resident mammals such as white-tailed deer, coyote, mink and red fox.
  • The trail features several exercise stations along its length to provide variety into your workout.

 

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Miami Whitewater Forest Shaker Trace Inner Loop