Our French Creek Preserve on Country Road 4 near Sherman, can be visited year round and includes more than three-quarters of a mile of frontage on both sides of the creek, as well as a portion of a significant tributary system. A loop trail follows the variety of habitats at the French Creek Preserve: The floodplain forest, found in low-lying areas near the creek, is characterized by sugar and red maples, hawthorn, and sycamore, with a ground layer of sensitive fern and spice bush. The trail also winds through a mixed hardwood forest and up along the creekside bluff. The entire loop can be hiked in approximately 1 hour. Over 90 acres of wildlife preserve teeming with migratory birds and other protected animals. Also, perfect for cross country skiing.