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Wahkeena Nature Preserve

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Quiet, wooded hilly preserve with beaver pond

You will gain the most from a visit if you can join a walk through the park with one of the... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
Beautiful nature preserve, just a few minutes from town

What a lovely little nature preserve. My son and I hiked the Shelter House trail today. There... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
Rebecca S
Columbus, Ohio
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11 Apr 2018
“One of my favorite nature preserves”
26 Sep 2017
“Quiet, wooded hilly preserve with beaver pond”
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2200 Pump Station Rd, Sugar Grove, OH 43155-9665
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

This is a small nature preserve only 68 acres. However I am sucker for ferns and there is over 30 different fern species here. My favorite color is green and it is everywhere here.

Thank realbiglu
Reviewed 26 September 2017

You will gain the most from a visit if you can join a walk through the park with one of the preserve's naturalists, who will point out the very small native orchids, the woolly aphids busy on the birch trees (non-alcoholic birch beer is available...More

Thank travelerS_Korea
Reviewed 13 April 2017

What a lovely little nature preserve. My son and I hiked the Shelter House trail today. There were lots of frogs and tadpoles in attendance near the pond/boardwalk, which were fun to see. We also enjoyed seeing the beaver dams in the larger pond. It...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

I expected, hoped for a more enriching area that would create an atmosphere with more natural wildflowers for more birds, butterflies, and photo opportunities. I was disappointed that the area seemed durable for fulfilling the natural habitat it set out to be, but it lacked...More

Thank memoryseeker
Reviewed 18 December 2014

Having moved to the area just months earlier, we were delighted to run into Wahkeena on an afternoon drive to re-acquaint ourselves with the area. This is a lovely, quiet, wooded retreat with a pretty pond, trails, an interesting nature center and an amazing array...More

Thank NMDave
Reviewed 26 October 2014

We stopped to check out this nature reserve. It's a short hike around, but quite a few things to look at including a beaver lodge. It's a short hike and good for a family. The center also has some activities for kids. This is another...More

Thank Vblakey
Reviewed 12 August 2014

rolling hills, creeks rock formations Historic sites. many points of interest. Beautiful wildflowers. Creek deep enough for fishing.

Thank Paula B
Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

Wahkeena is one of our favorite stops when traveling to the Hocking Hills region. There is a nice little cabin that houses a small museum and visitor services. The staff is outstanding. The grounds are beautiful and offer some great little hikes. Our favorite part...More

Thank KevLena
Reviewed 20 January 2014

The Wahkeena nature preserve is located near the larger and more spectacular parks of Hocking Hills, but it is worth a stop. There is very small museum with many interesting exhibits. There are some nice trails located throughout the park. There is also a small...More

Thank KevLena
Reviewed 10 September 2013

This preserve is well maintained and staffed. It is a quick hike since it ranks on the smaller side. We experienced more wildlife here than at Hocking, easily, because it is less frequented.

Thank Rachel P
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