One mile into the hike, the trail shoots straight as an arrow through a dense hedgerow of trees separating two fields. The trail tunnels through a passageway of walnut, hickory, and hedgeapple trees, more commonly known as Osage orange.
The grass-covered bunkers look like wrinkles in a vast green carpet. Placing earth on top of the bunkers served the dual purpose of maintaining a stable temperature inside for the TNT while camouflaging the sites from aerial view.
Much of the landscape at Midewin is slowly be transformed from farmland to prairie.
Many of the trails were roads that farmers used to access the agricultural fields.
Created for the recreation of the arsenal employees, Turtle Pond is pleasantly fringed with cattails, sedge grasses, and trees hanging over the water.