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Located at the northwest corner of Barlow and Stow roads, this future Metro Park is under construction. The park will open in May 2015.

Wood Hollow
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Click the map above to view a PDF of the Wood Hollow concept (1.4MB)

When this Metro Park opens, don't look for deep, wooded ravines as the name might suggest. Instead, try to spot large beech and sugar maple trees that have died and rotted from the inside out. These "wood hollows" are habitat for a variety of wildlife: insects, nesting birds, bats and other small mammals.

The woods also contain swamp and pin oaks, swamp buttercup, milkweed and liverworts. Many common bird species are visible, like nuthatches, chickadees, woodpeckers and hawks. On warm spring days, amphibians can be heard calling from vernal pools.


The 250-acre park will include a two-mile loop trail for hiking, a parking lot for 50 cars, an open-air shelter, restrooms and an information kiosk.



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