Multipurpose Trail – 3.8 miles
On Schrock Lake, stocked with blue gill, bass and catfish.
Natural Play Areas
A 7.5-acre area with wooded hillside and creek. Kids and their caregivers can wander off-trail, climb trees, dig in the mud and experience unstructured play in nature. Enter from the last parking lot at the Apple Ridge Picnic Area. Entry sign on right side of the lot.
The 320-acre Edward S Thomas state nature preserve features eight species of oaks, some more than 250 years old, plus large hickory, maple and beech trees. A chinquapin oak, more than 100-feet-high, can be seen along the northern loop of the Edward S Thomas trail.
Domesticated dogs and cats are permitted on the Spring Creek Trail, and in picnic areas and on roadways. Pets shall be on a leash no longer than 6 feet.
There are six picnic shelters with tables and grills, restrooms and play equipment. These are free and available for all to use on a first come-first served basis.
Features two sledding hills, one of them a bunny hill for small children. Entrance is a short distance north of the main park entrance.