There are 12 ACRES preserves in Steuben County and are open daily, dawn to dusk, for hiking. For a complete listing, visit https://acreslandtrust.org/preserves/ 

Other areas that are ideal for hiking include the Pigeon River State Fish & Wildlife Area located south of Orland and south of State Road 120, west of State Road 327 North on County Road 300 North. The Anspaugh Wildlife Habitat Trust Area is open to the public on a limited basis. The 80-acre tract on Look Lake south of County Road 100 North west of Loon Lake public access off Landis Road includes lowland woods, wet meadows, shrub wetlands and lake frontage.

The Clear Lake Township Land Conservancy has a variety of properties around the lake. Visit www.clearlakeconservancy.org

Vistula Park, located in back of the Fremont Public Library off State Road 120, features 56 acres, with nearly half in a natural state. There’s a 10-foot wide paved trail which meanders through a high-quality woodland and wetland complex. The 2.1 mile Fish Creek Trail in Hamilton is accessed on the south side of Bellefontaine Road, across from Gnagy Park.