Warren County

Williams Woods

Williams Woods protects forested and restored prairie lands along Possum Run in western Warren County, near the historic interface of the grand prairie and oak woodlands. Possum Run is a gravel bottom stream winding between lowlands and till banks on its way to the Wabash River.

The land includes upland oak-dominated woods and restored prairie on the western bank of Possum Run and lower mixed hardwood forest to the east of Possum Run. A rich spring flora, highlighted by a very abundant population of virginia bluebells, carpets the property.

The Laura Hare Forest Prairie Border Trail is a footpath with examples of Grover and Millie Williams's poetry on posts. The poetry posts were supported by the Warren County Community Foundation and invite hikers to ponder a deeper exploration of the land.


Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Mushroom Harvesting Allowed
  • Trails
  • Wildflowers


History of Acquisition and Property

NICHES acquired the first 84 acres as a bargain sale from three children (Jeff, Bonnie and Huw) of Grover and Millie Williams in 2018. In addition the land received acquisition and stewardship endowment support from the state of Indiana through the President Benjamin Harrison Conservation Trust, the Roy Whistler Foundation and the Laura Hare Charitable Trust. NICHES acquired 32 additional acres from Bonnie, Jeff and Huw in 2020 with the support of the Roy Whistler Foundation.

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How to Get There

Williams Woods gravel parking lot is located at 8280 W 600 S Williamsport, Indiana.



Noteworthy Information

A hiking trail with examples of Grover Williams poetry inspired by the woods invites a deeper exploration of the land.


Number of Acres

116

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