The Natural Playground In Ohio That Will Make You Feel A Million Miles Away From It All

Here in Ohio, natural playgrounds abound. You don’t always have to drive miles off the beaten path to find them, however.

There’s one extra special nature preserve hiding in the small town of Yellow Springs. It’s a beloved hiking spot among frequent Ohio explorers. A natural playground tucked away in the middle of a small town, Glen Helen Nature Preserve is perfect for your next adventure. With towering cliffs, cascading waterfalls and interesting rock formations, there’s so much to see within this little-known nature preserve—and you’ll forget just how close to town you actually are.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Glen Helen Nature Preserve is located at 405 Corry St., Yellow Springs, OH 45387. Have you ever been here before? If so, we want to know what your experience was like!

For more outdoor adventures in Ohio, check out our previous article: The 15 Most Incredible Natural Attractions In Ohio That Everyone Should Visit.