Starke County Forest Opens to Public This Saturday

Bruce Wakeland

The Starke County Forest, on Division Road between 1025 E. and 1100 E., will be open to the public beginning Saturday, July 23rd. The property was donated to Starke County for bird watching, hiking, cross country skiing and a chance for all to learn about nature.

Forester Bruce Wakeland says that there are five miles of trails leading through woodlands, meadows, tree plantings, and up to ponds. An observation tower will be open for you to look over an 18 acre marsh.

Guided walking tours will be given on July 23rd at 9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. CT starting at the entrance on Division Road. For more information on what’s going on with this forest and other forests in Starke County and in the listening area, attend the Breakfast with a Forester program every third Tuesday of the month from 7:00-8:30 a.m. CT at the Country Kettle Restaurant. The next meeting will be Tuesday, July 19th.