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Wahkeena Nature Preserve

2200 Pump Station Road
Sugar Grove, Ohio 43155
Phone: 740-681-7249
Overview
Special Features - Woods. Wetlands. Spring Wildflowers. Summer Wildflowers. Geologic Features. Bird Watching. About 30 fern species. Eight native orchids may be found, including pink ladys slipper and showy orchids. Facilies - Restrooms. Drinking water. Parking lot. Visitors Center. Trails. Wahkeena Nature Preserve is administered by the Ohio History connection and managed locally by the Fairfield County Historical Parks.

Hours - April through October - Wed-Sun 8am-4:30pm.

November through March - Closed.

68 acres in Fairfield County. The site hosts an abundance of plants and animals typical of unglaciated Allegheny Plateau. Black Hand sandstone cliffs are forested primarily with tulip trees and oak. Rhododendron, mountain laurel, ferns and orchids are among the preserve's showiest plant species. Wahkeena serves as an outdoor education area for nature study groups, school groups, garden clubs and visiting natural resource professionals.

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Calendar of Events
Confusing Fall Warblers
Sat Sep 23

8:15 - 9:45 am

Colorful warblers attract plenty of attention in the spring when they are noisy and vibrant but not as much in the fall when they are quiet and drab. With the help of an expert birder, we will be seeking out these fall migrants to help lessen warbler confusion.

Guided walk begins at 8:15 AM and lasts approximately 90 minutes, there are frequent stops. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring your camera or binoculars. This program is recommended for persons age 12 and older.

Plan to stay after the program to explore the preserve and enjoy natures annual display of color as autumn approaches.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Wahkeena Nature Preserve, Phone: 740 681-7249

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Fall Walk at Wahkeena
Sun Sep 24

1:00 - 2:30 pm

Natures annual color will be on display as we walk through the autumn woodlands and explore the changing landscape. We will get a final look at some of the last wildflowers of the season and discuss how some plants and animals prepare for winter.

Guided walk begins at 1:00 PM and lasts approximately 90 minutes, there are frequent stops. Please wear comfortable walking shoes. This program is recommended to persons age 12 and older.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Wahkeena Nature Preserve, Phone: 800-297-1883

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Fall Walk at Wahkeena
Sun Oct 15

1:00 - 2:30 pm

Natures annual color will be on display as we walk through the autumn woodlands and explore the changing landscape. We will get a final look at some of the last wildflowers of the season and discuss how some plants and animals prepare for winter.

Guided walk begins at 1:00 PM and lasts approximately 90 minutes, there are frequent stops. Please wear comfortable walking shoes. This program is recommended to persons age 12 and older.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Wahkeena Nature Preserve, Phone: 800-297-1883

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Halloween Hoot and Howl
Sat Oct 28

10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Come visit Wahkeena for a day of spooky adventures. Hidden around the Preserve are riddles and clues relating to many animals people usually think are scary... You could even win a Halloween treat if you find them.

Program is self-guided. Arrive anytime between 10am and 3:30pm. Family friendly, all ages.

Your visit will take 60 minutes to complete.

Costumes are encouraged.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Wahkeena Nature Preserve, Phone: 800-297-1883

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Fall Walk at Wahkeena
Sun Oct 29

1:00 - 2:30 pm

Natures annual color will be on display as we walk through the autumn woodlands and explore the changing landscape. We will get a final look at some of the last wildflowers of the season and discuss how some plants and animals prepare for winter.

Guided walk begins at 1:00 PM and lasts approximately 90 minutes, there are frequent stops. Please wear comfortable walking shoes. This program is recommended to persons age 12 and older.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Wahkeena Nature Preserve, Phone: 800-297-1883

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Website: www.historicalparks.org/wahkeena-nature-preserve/
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