Donas J. & Margaret Reney Memorial Forest
Hiking through the Donas J. and Margaret Reney Memorial Forest, you’ll have opportunity to enjoy nature and also to gain some insights into the life cycles of trees. Mature trees of pine, oak, ironwood, birch, maple, and more tower over much of the trail. Yet past the snowmobile path and stonewall, you’ll find yourself wading through pines that are just knee-high; this area was logged in 2005, andthese tiny trees are the resulting new growth.
Keep an eye to the ground in the most recently cleared section of theforest, and you’ll notice considerable patches of dull, flattened grassthat are, presumably, the favored sleeping places of moose or deer. Thetrail is speckled, from start to finish, with deer and moose tracks (or, more conspicuously, their droppings), and if you tread lightly, eyes and ears sharpened, you may just spot one.
Small granite boulders covered in vibrant green lichen and moss are scattered throughout the trail, and a variety of mushrooms and colorful fungi can be found underfoot. If it’s a damp day, be aware of where you step – the trail is home to tiny, inexplicably cute red efts. If a scenic view interests you, the beautiful landscape of Grantham Mountain can be observed from the steep part of the trail just past the clearing.
Help us care for this property by following these guidelines during your visit:
- This property is open dawn to dusk
- Carry out all trash
- Dogs must remain under control and owners must pack out all dog waste
- No motorized wheeled vehicles
- No camping
- No campfires
- Hunting and fishing are allowed
- Leave natural and cultural features undisturbed
Seasons of Availability
Open dawn to dusk
Visitor Use Guidelines
Full list of use guidelines available HERE
Please note that this property may be difficult to access in winter due to winter roadside parking bans and/or unplowed parking areas.