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Edge of Appalachia Nature Preserve


category : Nature Preserves
Just 75 miles east of Cincinnati lies the 16,000-acre Edge of Appalachia Preserve, considered one of the most biologically diverse collections of natural systems in the Midwest. The preserve boasts more than 100 rare plant and animal species within 11 unique preserves, including four that have been recognized as National Natural Landmarks - a testimony to their national significance and ecological importance. Trails include 1.5-mile Lynx Prairie trail rated easy, 2.5-mile Wilderness Trail rated moderately difficult, and 3-mile Buzzardroost Rock Trail rated moderately difficult. Other activities include wildlife watching, river access, picnic area, volunteer opportunities (contact sross@tnc.org). Open year-round, dawn to dusk.


Admission: None
Address: 4274 Waggoner Riffle Road, West Union, OH 45693
Phone: (937) 544-2880
Our Email: ohio@tnc.org
Our Website:nature.org and cincymuseum.org

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Edge of Appalachia Nature Preserve

Just 75 miles east of Cincinnati lies the 16,000-acre Edge of Appalachia Preserve, considered one of the most biologically diverse collections of natural systems in the Midwest. The preserve boasts more than 100 rare plant and animal species within 11

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