This 208-acre preserve includes rolling topography and a diverse mix of forest, wetland and meadows in the headwaters of two watersheds. The 1.8 mile trail into this wonderful natural area opened in two phases, the second phase opened in December 2022 for walking only; dogs must be on leash. The preserve is largely thanks to two generous landowners. In 2018, Donald Borgman donated 88 acres to the Land Trust as a nature preserve. He also donated an agricultural conservation easement on his adjoining 39 acres to ensure it was protected and farmed for many more generations. At the end of 2021, Gretchen Luxenberg donated her adjacent 110 acres, more than doubling the size of the Strawberry Point Preserve. “I’m thrilled this property will be forever protected and open to the public,” said Gretchen. For me, it’s about 100 years from now and ensuring the land stays open for people’s peace of mind and wild critters, large and small.”