Oak Openings Evergreen Trail
The Evergreen Trail begins at Oak Openings Lodge and passes through large stands of non-native red and scotch pines, spruce and fir, as well as open areas and small sand dunes. Some of the park’s beautiful colonies of lichens and moss can be seen here as well.
The pines, which were planted decades ago for erosion control, are reaching the end of their natural life and some have been removed for safety reasons. They are not being replaced, as Metroparks continues its efforts to restore the rare, natural Oak Openings prairie and savanna habitats.