I hadn’t been to Tifft Nature Preserve since I was little, but my trip back made me wonder why I don’t go more often. As soon as you get out of your car, off your bike or simply walk onto the property, you are met with an instant serenity that is hard to find so close to a major roadway.
There are numerous trails with information stations on the pathways, so you can take a map to make sure you don’t get lost. Everything on the trail ways is well labeled, from signposts to additional signs with information about plants or why the trees are wrapped with chicken wire. You learn a lot by just walking around the park, but that shouldn’t deter you from attending one of their educational programs or guided walks.