Planning a Visit

When you visit HCW we ask that you keep in mind that you are entering a natural wilderness area. We recommend footwear that is appropriate for uneven terrain. It is also a good idea to bring hydrating liquids such as water if you plan to walk or hike in the woodlands. This is the woods so you will encounter all kinds of critters. If mosquitoes, flies, ticks or chiggers concern you then you may wish to bring an appropriate repellent.


For a Funeral Service
If you are coming to HCW for a funeral we ask that you take into consideration that HCW is not your typical cemetery. Our natural burial grounds are 1.5 miles deep in the woods. We ask that you dress for the outdoors and whatever seasonal weather conditions we are experiencing on the day of the service. We can not overstate the importance of appropriate footwear for your own comfort and safety. To lesson the impact of human activity, we ask that you carpool to HCW on the day of the service if at all possible. If you must drive to HCW alone please understand that we may ask you to ride with another funeral attendee out into the woods and leave your vehicle at the visitor parking area.

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For visiting a gravesite or recreation
HCW is not open to the general public for visitation or recreation and cars are not allowed into HCW except for funeral services. When you visit HCW, we may ask that you provide us with the name of a plot owner either living or deceased prior to entering the woodlands. We have these restrictions in place to preserve the peaceful nature of HCW for our clients and their families.

HCW is open for visitation and recreation seven days a week. You may visit HCW during daylight hours if you are planning to walk, hike, jog or bicycle out to the burial grounds. If you are physically unable to make the trip out to the woodlands then we may be able to provide you with an electric cart. We recommend that you call in advance to reserve a cart. Carts are available by reservation only and we can not guarantee cart availability, especially on short notice. The further in advance you reserve a cart the more likely we will have one available for you when you visit.