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Glen Helen Nature Preserve

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I stopped by here during a trip to the sunflower field with my daughter. There is pay parking... read more

Reviewed September 15, 2019
TravelingBurt
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Ohio
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Summer 2019

First visit to Glen Helen in a few years. Park was in great shape, new bridge over the old dam was... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2019
Philip N
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Westerville, Ohio
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1000-acre nature preserve with 25 miles of trails. The "Yellow Spring" of which the town takes it's name can be found here.
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405 Corry St, Yellow Springs, OH 45387
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Reviewed September 15, 2019 via mobile

I stopped by here during a trip to the sunflower field with my daughter. There is pay parking available at the trailhead, but we opted for free 4 hour parking just a short walk away. In just a short walk we saw some neat rock...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 9, 2019

First visit to Glen Helen in a few years. Park was in great shape, new bridge over the old dam was nice! Nature Center is always a good stop for a break and a snack.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Philip N
Reviewed September 3, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here on Labor Day weekend and spent an hour or so on the Inman Trail. It was absolutely beautiful, and not terribly busy despite the holiday. There are lots of stairs at the beginning of the trail, but outside of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jen K
Reviewed June 6, 2019

My husband and I enjoy exploring various trails each time we come to the preserve. Trails range in level of difficulty. The waterfalls are very cool, and we love the option to hike along the water. Our dog loves to play in the creek. It's...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank haykristin
Reviewed March 28, 2019 via mobile

We ventured into Glen Helen while visiting Yellow Springs. Nice walk to the Spring, lots of trails and no time to see it all. There were a lot of deer. Visited the Raptor Center, owls, eagles, hawks, and Falcons . Visited the trail side museum....More

Date of experience: March 2019
3  Thank notlost2014
Reviewed November 6, 2018

I didn't know about the Raptur Sanctuarity until I did a little research. Interesting place to visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Dana P
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for a few hours while passing through Ohio and were glad we did. The trails are not too easy and not too difficult to hike and the scenery is beautiful. We were amazed at how many people were hiking on a weekday...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 294shirleye
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

We made a stop to see the raptors. Lots of cool owls, eagles and others. It was small but easy to walk through for a quick visit. You cannot park on-site and hike so we didn't see much past the animals. Would have been nice...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank wildcat2000
Reviewed October 2, 2018

My husband and I took a day trip to Yellow Springs and had an absolutely wonderful time hiking at Glen Helen. Very beautiful and peaceful!

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank michelle238o
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

The trails are nice and clear. Scenery is beautiful. It was however very aggravating that none and I mean none of the trails have any type of signs. Took us about 3 hours to hike 3 miles very difficult to even find what you are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank AshleeHill
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OmaJoyceJones
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Response from Ron S | Reviewed this property |
8:30 to 4:30 Monday thru Friday.
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Witkneey
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Response from Linda B | Reviewed this property |
I would say that Glen Helen would be the best for small children. If you walk north up the bike path after coming out of Glen Helen, there is a playground not too far away. And there is plenty to eat in Yellow Springs, also... More
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