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Fall in Love with Ohio Hike Series

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Scenery from forests in Ohio.
Edge of Appalachia Scenery from forests in Ohio. © TJ Vissing

Overview

Join us this fall and get inspired by nature! 

Hike with us at one or more of The Nature Conservancy’s open preserves throughout the state.

Learn about the plants and animals that call the amazing Buckeye State home. Each preserve will offer unique experiences and new species. If you would like, you can help us document what we find during the hike by using the iNaturalist mobile app. Our guides can show you how.
 
Check out the options below and register for the hikes you would like to join. Two hiking times will be offered for each event - 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.
 

9/4 – Lucia S. Nash Preserve near Burton, OH - The 650-acre preserve features an ancient kettle lake within the heart of one of Ohio’s finest remaining glacial wetlands.

9/11 – Brown’s Lake Bog Preserve near Shreve, OH - The 100-acre property protects a glacial relic wetland and kettle lake. It was conserved more than 50 years ago to protect the high-quality wetlands and rare habitat. 

9/18 – J. Arthur Herrick Fen Preserve near Streetsboro, OH - Herrick Fen supports Tamarack, the only native conifer tree in Ohio that sheds its needles each year. It is also one of only three locations of Northern Bayberry, a distinctive shrub with waxy white berries. 

9/25 – Edge of Appalachia Preserve near West Union, OH - At the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, breathtaking views are waiting for you to enjoy. With more than 100 types of rare plants and animals, it’s about as wild as Ohio gets. 

10/2 – Big Darby Creek Headwaters Preserve near East Liberty, OH - This 900-acre nature preserve encompasses cold-water springs and streams, a mixture of wetlands, and streamside forests.

10/9 – Morgan Swamp Preserve near Rock Creek, OH - At more than 1,600 acres, Morgan Swamp is one of the largest privately protected forested wetlands in Ohio that supports a variety of wetland and rare species. 

10/16 – Kitty Todd Preserve near Swanton, OH - This preserve has one of the highest concentrations of rare species in Ohio and is part of the unique and globally rare Oak Openings Region.