Middleton Hills Oak Savanna Conservancy Area

This 3-acre oak savanna includes soft surface and wood chipped hiking trails, interpretive signs and benches.

The site was an oak savanna when the earliest settlers arrived, and has since been invaded by a variety of trees and shrubs not typically associated with savanna, including box elder, slippery and American elm, black cherry, apple, hackberry, buckthorn and honeysuckle. While a few of the original oak savanna trees have survived, the naturally occurring ground layer was lost due to extensive cattle grazing and the shade cast by non-savanna trees and shrubs.