Protected Places

Kraai Preserve

Location: Town of Arcadia, Wayne County

Size: 30 acres

Description: This preserve features woodlands and the stream corridor along the Ganargua Creek with floodplains, wetlands and ponds. Across the creek from the Wayne County Norsen Park, the preserve protects a long stretch of Ganargua Creek. Trails wander along the creek and in the woods, where over thirty species of wildflowers carpet the woods each year.

History: The Preserve is named in honor of the Kraai family. Doug and Becky Kraai purchased the land in 1983.

Trail Description: From Norsen Road, the 0.6-mile (each way) trail leads through a trillium-filled wooded wetland, past a pond, and across a small stream. A highlight of this section of trail includes hand-painted ceramic native plant markers. The remainder of the trail winds through the woods following Ganargua


Getting There

Driving Directions: Travel east on Rte. 31 into the City of Newark. At the intersection with Rte. 88 turn left (north). Follow Rte. 88 north for about a mile. Turn right onto Welcher Road. Norsen Road is approximately 2 miles north of Welcher Road intersecting at the sharp right bend in the road. Follow Norsen Rd. to its end.

Approximate Address of Parking: 2461 Norsen Rd, Newark (roadside)

GPS coordinates: 43.097426,-77.062075


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