Formerly called Hidden River Farm and home to Elizabeth and Alfred Kay, this park provides numerous trails through beautiful meadow and woodland communities, as well as along the winding Black River.
Butterflies are fascinating creatures to watch as they flitter about the garden. If you are looking to attract more butterflies to your garden, this area contains some of best plants to consider. Set-up as an attractive small garden space unto itself, it features Pepperbush (Clethra alniifolia), Purple Cone Flower (Echinacea purpurea), Anis Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum) and New York Ironweed (Vernonia noveborecensis) among many others. Come and sit for a while on the adjacent patio to enjoy some of our colorful pollinators.
Set up as a pollinator garden, these beds feature a number of native herbaceous and woody plants that provide nectar and pollen to our native bees as well as butterflies. From herbaceous plants such as the towering Joe Pye Weed (Eutrochium purpureum) or the more demure Blue Star (Amsonia tabernaemontana) to some of our best woody shrubs and trees such as American Cranberrybush Viburnum (Viburnum trilobum) and Sourwood (Oxydendrum arboretum), this garden is as attractive as it is beneficial!
A looping series of trails through the meadows allows for a closer look at the various species of plants, birds, and mammals that reside in the meadows and wetlands adjacent to the Black River. Most notably, you will have the pleasure of spotting, among other great birds, the American Goldfinch, Eastern Bluebird, Red-bellied Woodpecker, and Wild Turkey.