Lower Howard's Creek Nature and Heritage Preserve, Winchester

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Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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  • I hiked the entire trail in about two hours. The creek had wonderful rock walls and the trail leads you to places where pioneers settled 200 years ago. Springs flow right out of the rocks. Rock...  more »
  • Excellent hiking trail that is not very strenuous. It is mostly shaded due to trees and offers a stream to wade/play in and cool off on a hot day. Its proximity to Hall's Restaurant makes for a...  more »
  • The park closes at dusk. It's free. It's a short maybe 10-20min easy hike through the woods down to the river or up to the old homestead site. The river is great! You can swim, relax and have a picnic or set up a hammock. The site is beautiful! The homestead is fascinating, but fenced off and wildlife is growing up heavily around it so I'd recommend pants for this area :) Oh, and the restaurant woods at the river is awesome!!!!!
  • I just went for the first time, 2days ago. We went back again today!! The kids and husband and myself all had a good time playing in the water. Haven't gone on more than 1 trail either. Its great! Moderate to difficult trails but my kids are 7 and 9 and my husband and I are 40. We saw people with smaller kids, I recommend you keep them close! Also, not stroller friendly. No dogs allowed. No fishing allowed. They have parking spaces right next to Halls On The River and across the street. We had a blast!

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