In addition to its agricultural fields and educational facilities, the 400 acre MetroParks Farm in Canfield Township has significant acreage dedicated to the conservation and preservation of natural habitats. Over 150 acres of land at the Farm consists of woodland, meadow, shrub thicket, pond, and wetland habitats. Two small tributaries to Indian Run also flow throughout the Farm fields.
The Mindy Henning Memorial Trail can be accessed from the MetroParks Bikeway. This trail was established to allow hikers to access some of the natural habitats of the Farm. Natural characteristics and features found on the Farm are explained in a self-guided tour by a series of strategically identified locations along the trail. The tour brochure is available at the trailhead. Hikers gain valuable knowledge about their surrounding environment as they traverse through deciduous forests, navigate around ponds and skirt cultivated fields and pastures. Look for bluebirds and tree sparrows using the nest boxes that have been placed along the trails.
Access to the natural areas of the MetroParks Farm is from the MetroParks Bikeway trailhead parking area and trail spur. The MetroParks Farm is located at 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Rd. (Route 46).
Hiking and fishing is permitted; parking, restrooms, and drinking water are available at this facility.