I have been trying to get out and enjoy mild fall temperatures lately, and rediscovered the Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve with a friend. There are over 700 acres in the preserve, and many miles of trails to choose from.
I took Google Maps directions to the Preserve, which brought me to the Whipple Bridge Entrance. There are several entrances to the park, so you can choose a trailhead area depending on where you want to walk or where there is space.
There were just enough spots here, but there were also people parked along the road.
There is a trailhead here with some information, and places to sit. You can also find trail maps online.
The entrance to the trails started over a suspension bridge.
The trails here were all in great shape. The paths were flat with fine crushed gravel. There were no wet spots or roots. The trails were nice and flat, and easy on the knees.
Even with leaves on some of the trail, it was a nice surface to walk on – smooth, no potholes.
We did notice some other trails that went into wooded areas, but stayed on the main paths.
We did see some wildlife while we were here, including turtles, ducks, and geese.
We walked to Historic Double Lock 19, looping back to the parking lot afterwards.
There was a lot of nice fall scenery to enjoy, from these burning bushes (which I realize are not a native species), to bittersweet berries.
Overall, I had a nice time visiting the preserve, and plan to return and walk some of the other trails.
Check out the Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve website.
This looks like a lovely place to explore. I would go here to take some cool fall photos!
What a cool place for a family walk. That bridge would be fun to cross.
I can find myself enjoying a nice walk through there with some warm cider.
This looks like such a lovely place. I love to take walks with my family, and this would be a wonderful place to do that.
I really want to get out and explore our nature preserves. It’s so good to get out and walk!
This is a really beautiful and a wonderful looking place! I can imagine my week whole family taking a walk here.
I would love to visit Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve with my family.
This location looks beautiful!! If we’re ever in the area, I’d love to take my family.
Such a beautiful location! Looks like a fun place to get out and explore! My kiddos would love it!
That’s a great picture of the suspension bridge. There’s just something about being outside the replenshes me.
I do love to get out and explore nature reserves. They’re so pretty and it’s nice and relaxing to have a walk around them.
It looks like a beautiful place for a hike! I would love to visit sometime!
It looks beautiful. I love being out in nature every chance I get.
I’m loving all of the rich and beautiful fall colors along this walk!
I’m obsessed with finding new hiking trails. This looks like a fantastic place to visit. Very beautiful!
The plants are so pretty as well as the scenery. The suspension bridge has a great view. Thanks for sharing!
How beautiful is the Fall season! You can do so many things outside!
This looks like a great trail. I know most hiking trails aren’t so well kept.
I love nature preserves and this place sounds beautiful! I’ll have to plan on going there someday!