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Hidden on the east side of town is a small ten-acre plot of old-growth forest known as Latimer Woods, appropriately named since Mr. Hugh Latimer and his family dedicated this parcel of land to the Bloomington Community Foundation in 1999. The Foundation turned the wood's management over to the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department. Latimer Woods was passively managed until 2005 when a new focus was placed on this old-growth forest.

Latimer Woods has been managed for low-impact activities such as research, casual visitation and education. The Latimer Woods property is an isolated but valuable forest fragment that invites visitors to travel back through Bloomington's cultural and natural history. This small parcel is a moment in time protected thanks to the generosity of the Latimer Family and the resources of the Bloomington community.

Trails: Latimer Woods has a designated trail called the Latimer Woods Nature Trail. This trail is a moderate-level course at .38 mi of dirt and woodchips. The Trail winds through the woods of the former Latimer Farm. Interpretive signs detail the history of the property.

Accessibility: Inaccessible