Although Indian Hollow is actually made up of four separate tracts of land that will one day be linked by trails, Sheldon Woods, Royal Oaks and the Midview Soccer Complex are the only parts presently open to the public.
Sheldon Woods is made up of 180 acres of mostly wooded land bisected by the eastern branch of the Black River. The facilities are all on the southern side of the river—two picnic shelters, a playground, soccer field and restroom facilities—while the quarries and trails are on the northern side. Sheldon Woods is almost two miles in length, you can pick it up either at the trail head by the restroom facilities or at Route 57 at the Grafton city entrance. Fishing can also be done in the river at Indian Hollow. The trail is unique in the park system because it is the only one where mountain bikes are allowed due to its rugged sandstone base.
The Royal Oaks portion of Indian Hollow is a former golf course turned hiking and fitness trail. The Fitness Trail section is a 0.3 mile loop featuring 15 different workout stations. The crushed limestone trail is a total of 2 ½ miles and is a great place to run or walk your dog as it travels through beautifully scenic fields and features 3 catch-and-release fishing ponds. At the beginning of the trail, near the former clubhouse, there is a water fountain which even features a doggy drinking fountain.
Midview Soccer Complex
If soccer is more your sport, the Midview Soccer Complex is the place to be. The Midview Soccer Complex is located on Chamberlain Road in Grafton and was made possible by a partnership with the Midview Soccer League. With 15 soccer fields, a concession stand, restrooms, two reservable shelters and a playground, the complex is a busy place during soccer season.
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