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Trails

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Two primary trails comprise the trail system

within the Greenville Cypress Preserve. The

five-foot wide, all-weather Meadow Trail can

be seen upon arrival at the pavilion. This

quarter mile trail around the meadow was

constructed of crushed limestone by Larry

Goss of Greenville Lawns in December of

2005.  Grants from Kings Daughters and

Sons Circle #Two funded this project for

total of $16,564.71. Enhancements along

this trail include interpretive signs, natural

cypress benches, wood duck nesting boxes,

wildflowers, and a flood pole indicating the

crests of major historical floods.  An outdoor

amphitheater-type classroom can be found at

the north end of the Meadow Trail with three

sets of wooden benches. 

A second trail project, funded by grants from Monsanto and Urban Forests for a total of

$48,431.00, was completed in 2007. This project involved the construction of two wood plank bridges crossing both the north and the south ends of one of the preserve's cypress brakes, as well as a one-third mile, crushed-limestone trail system which snakes through the forested ridge lying between two brakes.  This trail system connects with the Meadow Trail and is similarly enhanced by wildflowers, natural cypress benches, interpretive signs, and wood duck nesting boxes. 

A trail guide provides additional information at each of the 17 numbered signs along the trails.  Additional improvements consist of: an irrigation well that was installed to maintain water levels within the three cypress brakes at the preserve; plantings of Delta native trees and plant species to encourage biodiversity and an eco-friendly environment for both flora and fauna within the Preserve. 

Woodland Trail

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Trail through the cypress slough

​Greenville Cypress Preserve      Highway 82 West and Cypress Lane     Greenville, Mississippi  

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