Rolling hills, a pasture dotted with gnarled apple trees, and grand vistas await you at Maplewood's Applewood Preserve. In spring you may be lucky enough to catch the apples blooming in the pasture and the rue anemone blooming in the oak woods. Summer is abuzz with the scratch and hum of insects and baby ducks splashing on the pond. Fall is spectacular with the goldenrod a brilliant companion for the deep reds of the sumac. Deer are plentiful and may beat you to the apple harvest.
Terrain & Trails
Rolling hills. Over a mile of mowed trails. Short asphalt trail in playground area. Bicycles allowed on asphalt trail but prohibited on hiking trails.
24-acre natural area, plus 4-acre playground area
The preserve is located in southern Maplewood, west of Century Avenue between Linwood Avenue and Highwood Avenue. New Century Development borders the preserve on the east.
There are entrances at:
White Oak Circle
Parking available on residential streets.
There is a playground and small picnic shelter at the site. No restrooms or running water.