Pearson Black Swamp Trail

The first settlers who cut their way through the Great Black Swamp could only dream of a well-defined trail leading them through the appropriately named woods. The bridges and shelters along the way were built by the WPA, a federal work project during the Great Depression.

The Black Swamp Trail is 1.3 miles long, with a shorter 0.8 mile loop available. There is also a popular path skirting the pedalboat pond and connecting to the Packer-Hammersmith Center.