Gordon & Faith Greiner Nature Preserve
This 73-acre nature preserve is located in the City of Hobart. It is characterized by a transitional landscape that ranges from black oak savanna to wet prairie to swamp. The southern portion of the property was formerly used for agriculture and is currently being restored to prairie. Fens – wetlands fed year-round by groundwater – occur in the north end of the property and support a rich plant community that includes several sedges, wildflowers, and rare plants like poison sumac. A hiking trail starts from the parking area off of Liverpool Road.
Sustain Our Great Lakes Program, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, Wildlife Habitat Council, U.S. Forest Service.
From Ridge Rd. (East 37th Ave.) in Hobart, travel south on Liverpool Rd. about one mile. A small parking area is located under a high radio tower on the west side of Liverpool Rd.
A walk at Greiner Preserve is like taking a tour of the diverse natural communities that make Northwest Indiana so special: open sandy dune, oak savanna, fen, wet woods, swamp, prairie. Each ecosystem features its own collection of plants and animals. There is something new at every step.