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Fischer Old-Growth Forest

Majestic, magical, inspirational, with trees over 150 feet tall, this site is a sanctuary in every sense of the word. The best of the few remaining examples of pre-European settlement forest in the region, this old-growth forest is notable not only for the extreme size of many individual trees but also for the very high number of tree species -- at least 23 -- of canopy size. Among these is yellow oak (Quercus muehlenbergii), a locally rare species.

This natural area was also recognized for its significance by the Old-Growth Forest Network, and was registered as the network's 16th Eastern Old-Growth Forest in September, 2013.


The preserve totals 41.8 acres, with almost 30 acres of old-growth forest.

Download a list of plants here.