Woodside Natural Area
Accessible from Route 15, across from Fort Ethan Allen, Woodside Natural Area supports a diverse assortment of habitats and natural communities. In the middle is a large beaver-impacted wetlands that is a hot spot of bird activity. Visitors may be able to spot the eastern wood –peewee, wood duck, pileated woodpecker or Baltimore oriole here. The Natural Area abounds with red and white oak, white and pitch pines, as well as red maple, witch hazel, white ash, basswood and black cherry. This habitat supports a dense herb layer where the rare round-leaved tick trefoil, handsome sedge, and Minnesota sedge can be found. With its diverse flora and fauna, this park is an ideal place to observe animal tracks in winter.