Unique geology, topography and hydrology shape the natural beauty of this quiet preserve. There are a series of large and small seasonal sinkhole ponds scattered throughout the limestone ridges and valleys. This area is home for a wide range of threatened animals and plants. The sheltered forest and abundant wetlands are visited by migratory waterfowl. Historically, artifacts were uncovered indicating Native Americans of the Lenape tribe stopped by the Muckshaw Ponds to hunt and fish. The trails throughout the preserve are well delineated and marked with color coded blazes. Signs at trail intersections indicate mileage. Informative field guide maps are located at the kiosk at the trailhead. Muckshaw Ponds Preserve is a special place that can be enjoyed in every season.
A large rock shelter on the southern edge of Muckshaw Ponds Preserve is said to have served as a hideout and headquarters for Revolutionary spy, Lt. James Moody. Many legends arose about Moody and his exploits during his stay in a Muckshaw cave and have become part of the area's folklore.