Photos by Erin Nelson.

Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve in south East Lake —  the third largest urban nature preserve in America — covers 1,038 acres and features a wetland, native plants, hiking trails, a limestone quarry and spectacular scenic overlooks. Read more


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Photo by Jesse Chambers.

When Silvertron Cafe closed in 2018 after 32 years, it left a big vacancy in Forest Park. However,  that vacancy will be filled soon by Jay Draper and Mark Thompson, the co-owners of Shoppe, which has sold plants, housewares and gifts. Read more

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Photo by Jesse Chambers.

When Mark Thompson and Jay Draper opened their garden and gift shop in Forest Park in November, they knew the customer atmosphere they wished to create. Read more

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