ACRES plans to retire the Ball Lake trail system on a date to be determined.
Ball Lake Nature Preserve has one, sometimes two, trails that skirt areas wet enough to support skunk cabbage in relatively young woods. Large mayapple patches and mosquitoes galore. Worth a stop if you’re in the area to see Robb Hidden Canyon but otherwise perhaps of limited interest? No facilities.
Directions: Steuben County. From the intersection of IN 1 and IN 427, west 1.7 miles on Bellfontaine Road to Lane 101, then left 0.3 miles to the ACRES sign.
GPS: N 41 32.415 W 84 56.748