Trail 8: The Arboretum Loop
On the Fairview Map, this trail’s color is green; walking distance: .50 miles.
This loop trail begins at the Cedar Ridge/Arboretum Trail sign and heads east toward the Cedar Lodge building. You will follow this trail uphill and take it toward the main road. Once you come to the property line, turn south and follow the trail down toward the entrance of Fairview. You will now head west, following the trail through the trees going past the Bluebird Learning Station and past the No-Mow areas. The trail loops back around coming to an end at the Cedar Ridge/Arboretum Trail sign.
In natural settings the grass doesn’t always need to be mowed. Here is an example of how we provide more shelter and food for all types of insects, birds, and mammals.
There are 2 experimental Chestnut Trees growing here. Check out the pavilion for the sad story of the American Chestnut. The American Chestnut Foundation can tell you more:
Trees have strategies for protecting their future: their seeds. Look along the trail for seeds with special protection or ways to move.
Bluebirds are welcome guests in the Arboretum. The Bluebird Learning Station tells you why.
Be careful of the sinkhole!
What processes inside the Earth caused this sinkhole to form? The United States Geological Survey (USGS) can explain.