Hike through beautiful wooded trails and open fields on a combination of gravel, grass, and wooden boardwalk, that traverse rolling hills and river banks at the Historic Center and Camp Rotary. The trails at the Historic Center give visitors access to wooded forests, grassy fields, and river flood plains that play host to a wide variety of frogs, snakes, turtles, and birds that will thrill any nature lover.
MILL RACE TRAIL – .6 MILE
Walk along the millrace to the dam and return along the river. The dam backed up the millpond and sent the water down the millrace to the mill where it was used for power. The dam washed out during a storm in 1972.
MOTHER EARTH TRAIL – .7 MILE
This trail provides a short hike along the river bottom, giving visitors access to a wide variety of ecosystems. From lowland to forest land, visitors will walk along a scenic path that was used hundreds of years ago by the areas first inhabitants.
SETTLERS TRAIL – 2.5 MILES
Traveling along wooden boardwalks and steep embankments, the settlers trail takes visitors along the Clinton River and through wooded forest land to pass by some early sites of Ray settlements that time and weather have worked hard to reclaim.
Know before you go: Occasionally woodland trails may be blocked with debris such as fallen tree limbs. Nature trails are not cleared or salted in the winter and may be snow-covered, slippery or muddy. Water levels can change dramatically in a short period of time, depending on the season and the direction or intensity of the wind. Pets, bicycles and running are not permitted on the nature trails.
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