The Morgan-Smith Trail is a historical remnant of old-growth forest that connects the cultivated horticulture collections of the arboretum with one of our nearby natural areas, Park Park. The half-mile trail through old-growth and replanted forests is a great place to see trees that are more than 150 years old. Along the trail, trees of interest include sugar maple, hemlock, tulip, basswood,cucumber magnolia, white pine, white ash, black birch, and shagbark hickory. Understory plants include blue cohosh, dame’s rocket, skunk cabbage, jack-in-the-pulpit, red and white trillium, violet, trout lily,mayapple, and wood fern.
Click below to hear a two-minute audio narrative about the Morgan-Smith Trail.