Wahkeena Nature Preserve

Wahkeena Nature Preserve, Sugar Grove: Address, Phone Number, Wahkeena Nature Preserve Reviews: 4/5

Wahkeena Nature Preserve
4
About
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
The area
Address

4.0
18 reviews
Excellent
8
Very good
7
Average
2
Poor
0
Terrible
1

Debi L
1 contribution
Never again.
Jul 2021 • Couples
Hours posted are not actually opened. ‘No dogs, no picnics’. Owner very unfriendly. Don’t waste your time.
Written July 20, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Discoverandi
Columbus, OH193 contributions
Autumn in Ohio
Oct 2019 • Couples
Ohio has many special places to visit. Autumn is a beautiful time to explore. Wahkeena Nature Preserve is worth a stop on your expedition list. Take some time to walk the trails while you read the map that is located by the nature center. You will
Learn what is marker represents on your walk uncovering little treasures about nature along your way. Today they had complimentary pumpkins for visitors to have. Friendly staff at the preserve and restrooms with picnic space. A lovely place to retreat in nature for the day. I call this Forest Bathing- spending time in nature recalibrating.
Written October 20, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JBH
259 contributions
Pleasant hike and fun nature center
Aug 2019
We came on a day that a special hike was set up for the kids: nature ninjas. The kids had a good time and picked out a treasure once they solved the course. We started in the nature center with the naturalist. She was very informative and enthusiastic. The kids got to hold/touch the snake. Well the snake actually was holding onto one of the kids, lije a snake bracelet. the naturalist even helped me add a few books to my identification collection.
Written September 22, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sperls321
8 contributions
Beautiful preserve with a passionate naturalist
Aug 2019
My family and another family visited Wahkeena Nature Preserve while vacationing in the Hocking Hills region. The preserve itself was beautiful. Lots of interesting flora, fauna, and various types of caterpillars, butterflies, and moths. But what made the visit a true pleasure was the naturalist on duty, Nora. My family and the other family included 4 kids ranging in ages from 5-8. Nora thoroughly entertained the kids with a treasure hunt, a hula hoop party, and lots of take home material about butterflies, bees, moths, raptors, etc... The kids LOVED it and we all loved Nora’s passion for her job. Really glad we stopped by!! Also bought some birch beer that was super tasty.
Written September 2, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

PatCincinnati
Cincinnati225 contributions
something for every season
Jun 2019 • Couples
we visited as part of the Ohio History Connection Passport series. This was a lovely find. It was hot/humid/buggy so we did not take much of a hike but what we did see was nice. The volunteers were helpful and I see that they offer programs for kids. We will come back in cooler times
Written July 3, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

realbiglu
Bellefontaine, OH240 contributions
One of my favorite nature preserves
Aug 2017 • Couples
This is a small nature preserve only 68 acres. However I am sucker for ferns and there is over 30 different fern species here. My favorite color is green and it is everywhere here.
Written April 11, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

travelerS_Korea
S.Korea127 contributions
Quiet, wooded hilly preserve with beaver pond
Sep 2017 • Couples
You will gain the most from a visit if you can join a walk through the park with one of the preserve's naturalists, who will point out the very small native orchids, the woolly aphids busy on the birch trees (non-alcoholic birch beer is available for sale), identify a butterfly or two and discuss life with beavers--not always a pleasant experience. What's available to be seen will change with the seasons, because as a nature preserve its function is to allow native species to exist and possibly reinhabit an area where they were once common. Thus, there isn't any tourist development aside from some easy trails leading through the property, an information center, and toilets. All the buildings are left from its last owner, an interesting couple you can find out about inside the information center. The Casa Burro was built for the burros the Chilean wife, perhaps out of homesickness, decided to bring onto the property, but none of them is left. Instead, the preserve is hoping that a black bear or bobcat will decide to make its home here but don't expect to see one during your walk. We visited on a day when the temperature everywhere else was 90 sweltering degrees, but in this cool, hilly, wooded area, we were completely comfortable, as it may have been 10-15 degrees cooler. Check the Web site to see what events are scheduled, as you'll never find the orchids on your own, especially the tiny one that never has any leaves.
Written September 26, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rebecca S
Columbus, OH74 contributions
Beautiful nature preserve, just a few minutes from town
Apr 2017 • Family
What a lovely little nature preserve. My son and I hiked the Shelter House trail today. There were lots of frogs and tadpoles in attendance near the pond/boardwalk, which were fun to see. We also enjoyed seeing the beaver dams in the larger pond. It was a quiet place with some beautiful flowers and easy trails. Only 1.5 miles of trails all together, making it a nice place for a quick hike.
Written April 13, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

memoryseeker
Bluffton, IN2,030 contributions
Hiking, Photographs, Relaxation
Jul 2015 • Couples
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. I just expected more.
Written July 14, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

David M
Lancaster, OH466 contributions
A fine little discovery
Nov 2014 • Couples
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 now await spring and more exploration.
Written December 18, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 18
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing