Elkhart

25 reviews
hiking
2 months ago

Boot Lake nature preserve is a work in progress. It used to be an area where the city dumped “sludge”. It is a peaty muck flat and there are some endangered flora and I saw a Sandhill Crane which are also an endangered species and rare to this area. The walk was flat and well cleared. Most of it was a wooded path with some of the trail near some homes and a grassy prairie area. The AllTrails map is not quite accurate. The view at the lake was gorgeous and a great spot to take photos. There is no entrance fee. There were a couple of nice ladies with a toddler in a stroller I spoke with along the path but otherwise it was pretty quiet until around noon when there was more traffic. No public restrooms and only about 6 parking spots. A nice length trail for a quick hike.