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Grange Insurance Audubon Center
505 West Whittier Street,
Mission Statement Grange Insurance Audubon Centers' mission is to awaken and connect participants to the beauty of the natural world in the heart ...
Blendon Woods Nature Center
4265 East Dublin-Granville Road,
Spectacular stream cut ravines surrounded by beech-maple and oak-hickory forests highlight this 653-acre Metro Park. The 118-acre Walden Waterfowl ...
Blacklick Woods Nature Center
6975 East Livingston Avenue,
Opened in 1948, Blacklick Woods is the oldest and one of the busiest Metro Parks. The forest areas of this 643-acre park are laced with trails that...
Highbanks Nature Center
9466 US Route 23 North,
Lewis Center, OH
Highbanks is appropriately named for its massive 100-foot high shale bluffs that tower over the Olentangy State Scenic River. Tributary streams cu...
Battelle Darby Creek
1775 Darby Creek Drive,
Battelle Darby Creek is the largest Metro Park with more than 7,000 acres of prairies, fields and forests, and more than 20 miles of riparian fores...
Deer Creek State Park
20635 State Park Road 20,
Mount Sterling, OH
Located in the heart of Ohio's agricultural country, Deer Creek State Park is central Ohio's vacation showplace. A collage of meadows and woodlands...
William C. Kraner Nature Center
10383 Fairview Road,
William C. Kraner Nature Center offers programs for children, families, and adults with live educational animals and collections of study skins, ne...
The Dawes Arboretum
7770 Jacksontown Road SouthEast,
Our Mission:The Dawes Arboretum is dedicated to increasing the love and knowledge of trees, history and the natural world. Founded in 1929 by Beman...
Mt. Gilead State Park
4119 State Route 95,
Mount Gilead, OH
Mt. Gilead State Park is a quiet, small 181-acre park centrally located in the state of Ohio. Picnicking, fishing and hiking can be enjoyed year-ro...
Prairie Nature Center
1465 Mount Vernon Avenue,
The Prairie Nature Center (PNC) is a tall grass prairie restoration located on the Ohio State Marion campus. The restoration project was star...
Brown Family Environmental Center
9781 Laymon Road,
The 480-acre BFEC preserve spans the rolling hills of the State Scenic Kokosing River valley. We manage a diverse array of habitats to promote natu...
Pike Lake State Park
1847 Pike Lake Road,
587-acre Pike Lake State Park is located in the midst of the scenic wooded hills of southern Ohio. The small 13-acre lake and surrounding state for...
Lowe-Volk Park Nature Center
2401 State Route 598,
The Lowe-Volk Nature Center opened in Dec. 2002. The building has an eco-friendly design, and contains a passive solar heat and light system, an ab...
Dillon State Park
5265 Dillon Hills Drive,
The wooded hills and scenic valleys of the Dillon area offer a picturesque setting for outdoor adventure. Whether boating the quiet coves and inlet...
Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center
1075 Ohio 343,
Yellow Springs, OH
The Outdoor Education Center is dedicated to providing programs for both children and adults that seeks to develop their appreciation of the natura...
Lake Hope State Park
27331 State Route 278,
A natural paradise, 2,983-acre Lake Hope State Park lies entirely within the 26,824-acre Zaleski State Forest in the valley of Big Sandy Run. It is...
Hocking Woods Nature Center
3301 Hocking Parkway,
Beneficial as a tourist attraction as well as a learning environment for Hocking College students, the Hocking Woods Nature Center features an inte...
Rocky Fork State Park
9800 North Shore Drive,
Rocky Fork State Park is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Unlimited horsepower boating allows for excellent skiing on the 2,080-acre lake which ...
Kiser Lake State Park
4889 North State Route 235,
The quiet and relaxing atmosphere of Kiser Lake State Park makes it a favorite Ohio getaway. 531 acres of rolling wooded hills and diverse wetlands...
Hueston Woods State Park
6301 Park Office Road,
College Corner, OH
History Millions of years ago, a shallow sea covered Ohio, depositing fossil-rich limestone and dolomite bedrock. Fertile soils, left behind by gl...
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