Trails & Park Grounds
The trail begins near the kiosk at the park's entrance. From the kiosk, around the trail and back, gives you approximately 1.5 miles of trail. The trail is designed for hiking and biking. Mountain bikers have built an additional 1 miles of trail and coming in spring of 2020 will be an additional 2 miles of professionally constructed flow trail, thanks to a grant from the Recreational Trails Program.
Farmington Nature Park is comprised of four areas: open field, wetlands, woodlands, and creek side. We are currently leasing out a portion of the open field area to a local farmer who is harvesting hay on the property. The wetlands area can be accessed either by walking the nature trail or by parking on the lower parking lot and walking behind the community center. The wetlands is a great place for bird watching as well as our woodland area. There are unique plants and wildlife to discover in both areas and they seem to change with every new season.
Birding expert and columnist of the Winston-Salem Journal, Ron Morris, identified several species of birds while visiting the park. Check out the link below to see the list of birds he was able to identify. How many can you identify?
See what he found in this word document.
The woodland area is full of surprises. You'll find unusual plants and wildflowers along the way. While your walking near Cedar Creek on the west side of the park, keep a look out for these odd looking trees. Oh the tree didn't grow like that, look closer and you'll see teeth marks. It's a sure sign there are some busy beavers close by. See what else is in the park on our native plants and wildlife page.
Cedar Creek offers a great place to go fishing. When hiking the trail, bring along your best fishing pole, a can of worms, and a good chair. While waiting on the fish to bite, there's no telling what other wildlife you might see.