The Mines of Spain recently acquired 52 acres immediately west of the E. B. Lyons Nature Center. Plans for a paved Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) approved trail are in the works.
The partial map below shows some of the amenities of the trail. Off the map, the trail leads further north through a prairie to an overlook with Dubuque city vistas to the west, north, and east. An outdoor classroom will also be at the overlook site. Mown trails will spur off the paved trail. An information kiosk, expanded parking spaces, and an entrance with improved visibility are in the works as well.
Donations are currently being accepted by the Friends of Mines of Spain organization. Contact Wayne Buchholtz at 563-556-0620 for more information.