Part of the Edsel Ford Estate on Haven Hill at Highland Recreation area was the extensive private Nature Trails. The Haven Hill Project team have been GPSing and taking pictures of this beautiful, mostly forgotten area of the park. Very shortly we will release a Map showing the original Nature Trails, their features and the many beautiful stops along the way.
There where many man-made ponds, bridges, stone structures, benches, staircases. The private Nature trails where quite extensive and very detailed. You will see why the Fords created this trail system and why they used it on such a regular basis.
Part of one of the upcoming HISTORY Hikes at Haven Hill will be a separate Hike dedicated to the Nature Trails themselves. Although much of the trails that where once a part of this trail system are now almost gone, due to overgrowth and lack of use, we have been following them and GPS marking them in great detail and can now follow this trail without the many signs and worn in grooves that once were this beautiful trails system.
Look for HISTORY Hike schedules to be released shortly. See you all on the Hill.