The newly dedicated Duff Woods Preserve, presented by Lake Erie Islands Conservancy and Put-in-Bay Park District, opens a different and unexpected landscape experience compared to the customary South Bass Island environment.
The hilly terrain and lack of water views places the visitor in a wilderness context akin to mainland settings. A stark contrast awaits the visitor as she passes a crumbling barn near the entrance and enters the path. One particular vista along the way reminds one to reconsider our perceptions of island scenes.
A walk through Duff Woods places one in a tranquil and remote atmosphere–soothingly quiet, subtle and mind-calming. The text accompanying the following photos is from a poem, Walking through the Forest, by J. Farley.