Todd Nature Reserve

Silverville, Pennsylvania

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Military battles can change history, as can earthquakes, plagues, and inventions. So, too, can the tiniest ripples, as the existence of Todd Nature Reserve attests. In the 1880s, a teenage W. E. Clyde Todd was studying birds on his grandparents’ farm near Sarver. He spotted a nesting magnolia warbler. The discovery had significance; previously, no one realized the birds nested so far south. Todd Nature Reserve is the older—if lesser well known—of two properties owned by the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania. This hike through the 176-acre woodland lets you experience streams shaded by dark hemlocks, boulder fields, and a pond banked by regenerating forest.
Best Easy Day Hikes: Pittsburgh

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Pittsburgh

by Bob Frye (Falcon Guides)

Military battles can change history, as can earthquakes, plagues, and inventions. So, too, can the tiniest ripples, as the existence of Todd Nature Reserve attests. In the 1880s, a teenage W. E. Clyde Todd was studying birds on his grandparents’ farm near Sarver. He spotted a nesting magnolia warbler. The discovery had significance; previously, no one realized the birds nested so far south.

Todd Nature Reserve is the older—if lesser well known—of two properties owned by the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania. This hike through the 176-acre woodland lets you experience streams shaded by dark hemlocks, boulder fields, and a pond banked by regenerating forest.

©  Bob Frye/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Birding, Hiking
Nearby City: Silverville
Distance: 1.1
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1
Best Times: Year-round
Local Maps: USGS Freeport
Driving Directions: Directions to Todd Nature Reserve

Recent Trail Reviews

2/8/2017
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A nice area with well marked trails. A lot of short trails but one can spend as much time as you want exploring the area. I usually go out there around 3-4 Times a year. And on week days one seldom meet others. Except Friday mornings when there is a guided tour.



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