Hiking at Kleinmaier

Although small in size at 32 acres, this designated state nature preserve consists of a small valley ringed by spectacular outcrops of Black Hand Sandstone. Donated by the heirs of Bertram and Josephine Kleinmaier, this treasured natural area is a component of the nearby Rhododendron Hollow State Nature Preserve. Both of these wooded parcels harbor healthy populations of the state threatened Great Rhododendron and associated plants such as Partridge Berry, Wintergreen, Pink Moccasin Flower, Indian Pipe, and Walking Fern. In a wet spring, seep the locally rare Swamp Saxifrage grows in association with a dense forest of Skunk Cabbage.

Access to this site is by permit only.