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Harvest Square Nature Preserve

Harvest Square Nature Preserve offers over 2 miles of trails, including an accessible, crushed gravel trail. Two naturally-stocked ponds provide opportunities for fishing (with an Alabama fishing license). Trails are free and open dawn to dusk daily. Stop by Dale W. Strong Educational Pavilion for a picnic in the shade or reserve this space for small private gatherings.

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Beaver Dam Trail
0.21 Mile
An accessible crushed gravel trail that passes very near the beaver home on Dry Creek.
Dry Creek Trail
0.65 Mile
Provides a gentle walk through oaks and pines.
Eagle Trail
0.27 Mile
An accessible crushed gravel trail that wraps around Terry Pond offering several spots to step closer to the water’s edge and cast a line.
Lookout Point Trail
0.03 Mile
A short out-and-back trail between tall grasses buzzing with birds and insects and ending on the boardwalk on Turner Pond (another great fishing spot).
Pete’s Trail
0.26 Mile
Provides an excellent view of the agricultural lands and the eastern edge of Turner Pond.
Senators Trail
0.89 Mile
Loops around the perimeter of the property offering a longer stroll alongside the fields and Turner Pond.

What You’ll Find

Harvest Square Nature Preserve is just over 69 acres with 33 acres used for farming. The remaining 36 acres of lowland is home to deer, turkey, raccoon, fox, beaver on Dry Creek, and a variety of amphibians and reptiles. The property was donated to Land Trust of North Alabama in 2009 by Montgomery-based Aronov Realty Management when they were constructing the adjacent Harvest Square Shopping Center. As part of the construction process, two pits were created which are now Terry Pond and Turner Pond. The water features provide an excellent habitat for migratory birds and fish and are now part of the Tennessee River Watershed. Dry Creek runs between the ponds and overflow periodically flooding into the ponds and bringing fish. Dry Creek flows into Indian Creek, which feeds into the Tennessee River near the Redstone Arsenal. Longear Sunfish, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, and Small Mouth Bass have been noted in the Terry Pond.

Dale W. Strong Community Pavilion

This open-air pavilion offers the perfect spot for a picnic and can also be reserved for small private gatherings.