The paved North Western State Trail follows the northeastern boundary of the Sally and Art Hailand, Jr. Nature Preserve.
The ponds found here drain to Crooked Lake a short distance to the east on the other side of US-31.
A roughly 1½ mile trail system takes you through both of these preserves.
The Sally and Art Hailand, Jr. Nature Preserve was donated in 2007 in honor of Art and Sally Hailand. In 2012, funds from John Helstrom were donated to create the Helstrom Family Nature Preserve in memory of Mathias and Esther Helstrom. Access to these preserves is available from two locations.
At the intersection of Conway and US-31, turn left onto West Conway Road. In 0.2 miles, look for a sign and parking on the right. Or park just before this along the North Western State Trail (a paved trail) at the fountain and then walk north on the path about a hundred yards to directly access the preserves.