The oak woodland in Izaak Walton Nature Preserve as seen from the south. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle) If you know where to look in the northwest corner of Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, you can find an idyllic spot to rest on one of two benches surrounded by tall red and black oak trees.
The little clearing can be reached by its own small path off the main trail. Visitors there find a place that feels both secluded and airy, with the trees dense enough to provide a partial canopy but . . .
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