Now you know a little more about the beauty of Hartman Reserve Nature Center. Hartman reserve is a 340-acre woodland, located in the heart of Black Hawk County. The majority of the land within Hartman Reserve Nature Center is covered with forest. This is the largest tract of undisturbed upland forest in Black Hawk County. One hundred-year-old White Oaks, Red Oaks, and Bur Oaks can be found in the forest. The rest of the Hartman forest grows on the floodplain of the Cedar River. Hartman is determined to preserve, manage, and restore the natural area to encourage native diversity. We provide recreational and leisure opportunities with respect for the environment and natural heritage. We strive to promote better public awareness, understanding, and appreciation of our environment through education. As John C. Hartman wrote, "The closer the young are kept to nature, the better and happier men and women they will become." I hope you have enjoyed this informational walk at Hartman Reserve. There are many other trails and paths to explore and we hope you take advantage of them. If you want to learn more about Hartman Reserve, visit the interpretive center.