Murphy Preserve

(near) Pennsboro, WV

The Murphy family donated this 276 acre tract to The Nature Conservancy in 1967 so that there would always be a place where natural processes could continue without human intrusion. The preserve consists of two tracts of older oak-hickory forest on rolling topography of hills and coves. The two ponds on the property have a large number of amphibians and have been the subject of several research projects.

No formal trails but hikers are welcome and hiking is easy since the mature forests have an open understory.

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