Located in Bedford, Bedford Heights, Oakwood, Valley View and Walton Hills, Bedford Reservation gives the appearance of a continuous forest of large trees and challenging terrain, which helped discouraged early logging operations.
The reservation offers trails and picnic areas, and includes Shawnee Hills Golf Course as one of its attractions. Flowing through Bedford Reservation is Tinker’s Creek, named for a member of Moses Cleaveland's surveying party. The stream drops a dramatic 220 feet over a course of two miles and has cut a steep, walled gorge. The gorge, declared a National Natural Landmark, is a unique area with numerous tree, shrub and flower species.
Tinker’s Creek Gorge Scenic Overlook on Gorge Parkway offers a spectacular vista particularly in the fall.
Recreation in Bedford Reservation