Asherwood Nature Preserve

Natural Areas: Asherwood Nature Preserve

State Designated Nature Preserve [#107; 1988]


Boardwalk. Click to enlarge

This ACRES preserve once belonged to Marion Community Schools and served as the Asherwood Environmental Learning Center. The preserve protects 160 acres. There are still buildings on the property, but many former structures, including an aviary, are now gone, perhaps as part of the process of bringing the property more into line with its new habitat preservation role. The preserve hosts a complex trail system that offers access to Asher Creek, a couple of ponds, and a variety of habitats. Spring wildflowers include skunk cabbage, hepatica, trout lily, Dutchman’s breeches, toadshade, pepper-and-salt, and others.

Trail Map

trail map

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Wabash County. Entrance is on the north side of IN 124, 0.5 mile east of the Miami-Wabash county line, near where 750W tees onto IN 124 from the south.

GPS: N 40 44.245 W 85 55.865



Finder Sketch

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Nearby Natural Areas (miles)

Seven Pillars Nature Preserve (6.5)
Hathaway Preserve at Ross Run (13.3)
Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area (17.3)
Hanging Rock Nature Preserve (18.8)