We are currently fundraising and developing a plan for parking and access. There are currently no signs marking the parking area or trailhead. The property is a “work-in-progress” and we are planning to make it open and accessible to the public in the summer of 2018.
In memory of John Paul Jones and Daniel & Isa Cox Hall
The Marie Hall Jones Ancient Forest Preserve is a 190-acre property in Doddridge County, which will be open to the public as a nature preserve in the near future, after parking and access have been developed.
Allen Jones donated the property to the West Virginia Land Trust (WVLT) in 2016, to uphold his mother’s wishes to see that this untouched forest be protected forever. The natural features include a seasonal stream and a 15-acre stand of old-growth trees, ranging from 160 – 300 years of age.
WVLT manages the property under guidelines outlined in the deed, which require keeping the property in its natural condition, while accommodating hiking and nature study.