Graber Pond Conservancy Area

This conservancy area is located on the city’s northern boundary. The 33-acre site is uniquely bowl-shaped, sloping down toward the pond.

The vegetation of the area reflects the changes in topography, starting with oak and hickory woodland on the higher elevations, transitioning to Cherry trees and large cottonwoods on the steep side slopes, and ending with reed canary grass near the pond’s edges.

The pond is home to a variety of waterfowl including wood ducks, mallards, blue-winged teal, Canada geese, great blue herons and green herons.

A new residential development on the pond’s north side provides views of the pond via a paved shared use path that will eventually connect to the U.S. Highway 12 Trail. On-street parking can be found on both Caneel Trail and Graber Road.