By: Christina Hughey
I recently visited Shaw Nature Reserve located on the Meramec River, in Gray Summit. Although not everything was green yet, it was still quite beautiful! Shaw has many trails and provides many different hiking/walking opportunities. Shaw has a large prairie with a tepee and curved trails. The wetlands at Shaw are beautiful, here you will see aquatic life as well as a variety of plants. Perhaps the most beautiful thing to see at Shaw would be their woody areas, which include trails that make it easy to navigate. Shaw has hard surface trails but also an abundance of natural surface trails. The natural surface trails allowed me to feel completely submerged in nature. The options of things to do are endless at Shaw, I am already eager to get back there!