Trails and Natural Areas

Yew Dell's natural areas contain more than a mile of hiking trails, three woodland ponds and loads of space to get away from it all. Along the trails you'll have a chance to encounter wild turkey, fox, beaver and deer. It is a great place for birders as well attracting warblers, sand hill cranes, kingfishers and much more.


The three ponds began life as farm ponds built by Theodore Klein for watering livestock. The surrounding area all served as pasture for the family's livestock but he stopped maintaining the pastures in the 1970s and the growth along the trails has sprung up since then.


The hiking trails are accessed through a gate at the base of the meadow below the castle. The gate remains unlocked (except during hunting season) but please close it behind you to keep deer from entering the gardens!


Printable hiking trail map


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