A Few More Photos from Magness Memorial Tree Farm
Magness Memorial Tree Farm is owned by the World Forestry Center and serves as a demonstration forest. These are a few photos from around the facility, which for public visitors is sort of a public park with a wilderness atmosphere. However, do keep in mind that this is a "working" forest owned by an educational organization, and therefore certain rules apply to the use of the facilities.
One of the trails through the forest is a paved loop, with two very well built bridges, as seen in the photo above.
For the average visitor, there isn't a spectacular view of the surrounding area from the top of the hill, as there are too many trees in the way. However, there is a forest lookout tower, which is not open to the public. We can assume that from the heights inside that tower, however, that there are probably reasonably decent views of the surrounding countryside.
There are two covered picnic areas in the facility. One is close to the parking area, near the road. The other picnic area, and by far the more pleasant location, is this shelter located next to the creek. There is far less traffic noise here, though it is a little bit of a walk from the cars to the shelter. Also, the shelter is next to the cabins which provide overnight accomodations, and therefore there is probably a better chance of this shelter being used by large groups.
Across the road from the main part of the facility, there is a loop of a trail through the forest there as well. This trail exits the paved trail in locations that may be missed if you don't know what you are looking for. These small staircases mark the location of the start of the trail on the other side of the road.