One of the beauties of living at Ardenwoods is the three hiking trails that circle our mountain top. The three trails join to make a loop; all trails are clear of major obstacles, easy to follow, well marked, and even have benches where you can take a break to enjoy the sites and sounds of nature.
Two trailheads are located behind the raised garden beds, and one is located behind the Magnolia building. The Garden Trail and the Bird Trail wind their way behind the apartment buildings, while Nel’s Path takes you through the woods in front of our charming overlook. Nel’s Path also passes through a clearing with picnic tables and shade – perfect for a small picnic!
Trail maps are available at the front desk, and you can even pick up a tree guide to locate trees such as red maples, northern red oaks, sourwoods, yellow poplars, black birches, and black cherries as you walk. Some trees are marked along the trail.
This .88 mile trail is the perfect way to get your heart rate jumping on a cool mountain morning!