Sweedler Preserve is one of our top favorite places to visit because it’s nearby, it features a wonderfully diverse plant community, has several nice waterfalls, and parts of the trail are a little steep providing a bit of exercise in a beautiful environment.

During our late-May visit we enjoyed the intense greens of the fully deployed foliage both on the upper trail with its profusion of maples, oaks, and beeches; and on the bottom floodplain with the sycamores and herbaceous carpet with abundance of wildflowers.

We highly recommend interested hikers stay away–we like having this gem almost to ourselves.