Crow's Nest Preserve is composed of four 19th century farms assembled into one farm in the 1960s. The first parcels of the preserve were donated to Natural Lands Trust in 1991. The Trust manages the land for native habitat as well as for agricultural and passive public use.
Visiting these farm sites highlights the fact that in the 18th and 19th centuries, the iron industry and rural agriculture existed, mostly harmoniously, side by side.
The preserve includes over 7 miles of unpaved trails ranging from moderate to difficult; and a connection to the Horseshoe Trail.