- County: Monroe
- Features: Sinkholes, wildflowers, purple finches, indigo buntings
- Donated by: David Porter
- Acres: 230
- Year acquired: 2008
- Trail: ~2.6 miles, moderate
Porter West Preserve
This preserve is notable for sinkholes and a spring along the south edge of the woods, as well as a forest carpeted with spring wildflowers. It was a gift from the estate of David Porter, who operated a composting business in the open area that is now reverting to nature. A mowed trail branches to the left to reach a historic cemetery and wildlife ponds, and to the right to a loop trail in the woods.
- From the intersection of State Road 48 and W Vernal Pike, go north 0.2 miles.
- Park at the first gate on Vernal Pike.