Jakway Nature Trail

Jakway Nature Trail



This self-guided trail will help you discover the nature and history of the Jakway Forest. Trail brochures are available outside the Richardson-Jakway house. Pioneer foods and other uses of wild plants are described in this brochure. However, no one should eat or taste wild plants unless they are expert in identifying and preparing wild foods. In addition to the points of interest described in the brochure, there is a bird observation blind located along the trail at the old quarry.

People have always been attracted to places rich in nature. Today's forests are important economic, environmental, and recreational resources. Historically, forests provided important resources to early settlers and native Indians. Basic human needs for food, shelter, medicines, and materials could be found in the wild plants and animals. Wood and water often determined the location of human settlements.

Picking flowers and plants is not allowed, but noncommercial berry-picking, nut-gathering, and mushrooming is permitted. Please stay on the trails, and enjoy your visit to the Jakway Forest.


Created By Jessa Schweitzer
East Buchanan Community School Tech Team
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