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.
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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!
April is the Ohio staff writer for Only in Your State. She is an Ohio native with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. With more than 10 years of writing experience and a background in news reporting for Ohio newspapers, she's published pieces in multiple print and online publications. When she's not on deadline or chasing after her toddler, she's hunting for hidden gems in Ohio or getting lost in a good book.
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