Exploring Georgia: Linwood Nature Preserve

Monday, May 14, 2018


We found a little nature preserve tucked away near our house recently and have had the best time exploring it. I'm pretty sure it's the best kept secret in this town. There's not a lot of information about it online, but from what I could find it's one of only seven community Old-Growth Forests in the United States. Almost all of the original forests in the United States have either been logged or otherwise disturbed. This little preserve is a part of The Old-Growth Forest Network which identifies and protects original forests around the U.S. with the mission of getting more Americans outside to enjoy old forests. 

This particular preserve covers 29-acres and is filled with native plants and wildlife. It circles right by the edge of Lake Lanier and has over two miles of trails. Several of them are made from an old road bed which makes for easy walking while Mark is recovering from his back surgery. 

It's been so nice to get out several evenings this month and just walk in the woods. It's no secret that I'm having a full-on love affair with summer lately and spending time outside is just escalating it. This is my kind of weather!

"Any patch of sunlight in a wood will show you something about the sun which you could never get from reading books on astronomy. These pure and spontaneous pleasures are 'patches of godlight' in the woods of our experience." — C.S. Lewis

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