Take a tranquil hike through mature woodlands at Burnett Woods Nature Preserve in Avon. The fall leaves and spring wildflowers are stunning, but this lovely nature preserve is beautiful any day of the year.
About the Nature Preserve
Burnett Woods Nature Preserve was the first public nature preserve in Hendricks County, purchased with a 1998 gift from Ruth Burnett as well as funding from the Indiana Heritage Trust, Cinergy Corporation, and others in the community.
You’ll see black walnut, beech, oak, sugar maple, hickory, and tulip poplar trees. There are also shrubs such as pawpaw and spicebush. Slow-moving streams flow westward through the nature preserve.
Burnett Woods Nature Preserve Information
There are two marked loop trails on level ground; about 1.5 miles total.
You’ll find parking at the Light and Life Methodist Church, located at 8264 E County Road 100 South in Avon. The church is next to the preserve. Park in the back row behind the church and walk across the grass toward the road. The trailhead is located near the road.
Burnett Woods Nature Preserve is a great place to enjoy a walk and explore Hendricks County! What are your favorite local hiking trails?