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Address: 2200 Pump Station Rd, Sugar Grove, OH 43155-9665

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A fine little discovery

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 December 2014
NMDave
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Lancaster, Ohio
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Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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 the excitement that I expected. There were beautiful boardwalks to use to explore the park.... More 

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Lancaster, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 of plants. We arrived on the final day before it closed for the season. We... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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 no pets place.

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Plain City, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

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

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 is seeing the wounded birds that are housed (a hawk and an owl during our... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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 lake where we spent some relaxing time watching the numerous turtles. One of our favorite... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Lancaster, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2013

Nice little walk in the woods situated on property of an old farmstead with standing buildings, ponds and gardens.

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Amanda, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2013 via mobile

This is a must go to spot for all nature lovers. The kids and grandparents alike all find things of interest at the nature center.

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Athens, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2013

Wahkeena is a real find. The nature center is small but jam-packed with cool stuff. The helpful naturalists are eager to engage you and your kids in conversations about what you saw on the trails, the snakes in the center, and identifying the many amazing shells, bones, furs and nests on display.

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