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Leslie C. Bockes Memorial Forest



Trails on the forested part of the property north of Bockes Road wind through an oak-pine forest that shows off good forest management at its best. Note how the forester has ensured that each crop tree has space to develop a full crown, thus maximizing its growth. The hill on the northwestern side of the property offers views to the southwest at times when leaves are not present on the hardwoods. Because this property is an island of habitat within a mosaic of suburbs, it has become a refuge for small mammals. Look for signs of fox, fisher, coyote, raccoon, and weasel. For leaf-peeping close to home, this property, with long views down its woods roads, is an excellent choice.

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
Allowed Activities
Dog Walking
Wildlife Watching
Good For
Seasons of Availability

Additional Information

Accessibility Description

Parking Details

There is a property sign with limited roadside parking for 4-5 cars.


Open dawn to dusk

Visitor Use Guidelines

Full list of use guidelines available HERE

Winter Access

Please note that this property may be difficult to access in winter due to winter roadside parking bans and/or unplowed parking areas.