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Hovland Woods Fall Maples with Leaves Down


Hovland Woods Scientific and Natural Area

mile 128.6+ 8.0 miles


The two tracts of the SNA encompass a complex landscape, hosting over a dozen mapped native plant communities and laced by a variety of water features, including the Swamp River, beaver flowages, and headwater areas of the Flute Reed River and Irish Creek watersheds. The Swamp River, its tributary, and a number of tributaries to the Flute Reed River within the SNA are designated trout streams.




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