Known as the New Garden Woods in the 1800s, this is felt as a sacred place. Located within the historically Quaker New Garden/Guilford College community, it encompasses old growth forest and at least one champion tree standing as a silent witness to Underground Railroad activities.
Trail to the champion tree is 0.3 mile one-way. It includes uneven surfaces with an accessible viewing platform and seating at the end.
Tulip poplar dating back to before 1800.
Present during the documented operation of the Underground Railroad in Guilford County (1819-1852).
A silent witness to the lives and actions of African Americans (enslaved and free) and their white allies (including many Quakers from New Garden).
What can we learn from our shared histories and life stories?
Do we seek to create justice and places of refuge in our own community and in the world at large?