Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Can I walk the trails when the gates are closed?

  • If I live next door to Hemlock Bluffs can I walk in through my backyard (neighborhood path)?

  • Can I access Harold D. Ritter Park from Hemlock Bluffs?

  • Can I walk in Swift Creek?

  • Can I Geocache at Hemlock Bluffs?

  • What is a Hemlock Woolly Adelgid?

  • How did the Hemlocks get here?

  • What does a hemlock tree look like?

  • What are the large wooden boxes I see attached to trees on the trails?

  • Does your facility provide group programs?

  • Can I just bring my own group on our own?

  • Who teaches the nature programs at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve?

  • What is the trail surface?

  • Can we picnic at Hemlock Bluffs?

  • Is there a playground?

  • Is there a charge/fee to get in?

  • Can I bring my dog to the preserve?

  • Are restrooms available at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve?

  • How can I make a donation?

  • Who is Colonel William W. Stevens?

  • Is Hemlock Bluffs a State Park or Town Park?

  • How do I get to Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve?

  • What are the hours of operation for the preserve and the Stevens Nature Center?

  • How long are the trails at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve?

  • When was the preserve established?

  • How big is the preserve?