The Remote Trail Through Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve In Ohio Winds Through A Sandstone Gorge And An Old Railway
Ohio was made for nature lovers, history buffs and explorers.
If you need something new and exciting to add to your Ohio bucket list, there’s a little-known nature preserve that’s perfect for both hiking and biking. Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve in Licking County is home to 10 miles of trails that showcase some incredible views, Ohio history and other unique features. You’ll learn about Ohio’s Native American, canal and railroad history via this nature preserve’s incredible trail system. The best part? The entire preserve is absolutely beautiful.
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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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