Bush whack along Trout Brook in the shadows of a small woodland. If you're lucky, the brook will be running, and you'll come upon a fawn hiding. Then, cross into the wide open prairie.
In 2001 a 3-acre hillside at Trout Brook Preserve was planted with prairie grasses and wildflowers. Each year promises more blooms and color.
The preserve is at Harambee School; Maplewood has an easement on this site but does not own it. The site is open to the public when school is not in session. Classes are in session all year, so plan your visit for weekends and late afternoon.
Terrain & Trails
The site is hilly. There is a mowed trail in the prairie and some footpaths in the woods.
The preserve is located on County Road B, east of Rice Street.
The entrance is at Harambee School.
There is a parking lot at Harambee School.
There are no restrooms or drinking water at the preserve.