The grounds of Indian Steps Museum and the adjacent Ulmer-Root-Haines Memorial Trail
are a wildlife sanctuary operated by the Conservation Society. The grounds contain
an abundance of native flora and fauna. Among them is a 350 year old holly tree that
is believed to be the largest American holly tree in this latitude. The tree is 65
feet tall and its branches spread 65 feet as well. The circumference of the trunk,
two feet above the ground, is 76 inches. There is a self-guided historical nature
trail and picnic facilities on the grounds. The grounds also contain an ice house,
summer kitchen, pond, and a scenic view of the Susquehanna River.