Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve, Newark

4.8
#26 of 61 in Nature in Ohio
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  • Fall is the best time to visit the Gorge as we call it! Leaves are changing and the air is getting crisp!  more »
  • We don't live far from this area and we visit it often. It's a great place to canoe down the Licking River while looking at beautiful scenery and wildlife. We can see the towpath were the mules pulled...  more »
  • What a wonderful place to hike! We walked for miles with my kids and mother-in-law. Woods & streams & waterfalls -- definitely worth a visit.  more »
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  • Great semi-primitive tent or RV camping, located near a beach and heavy forests. There are port-a-potty restrooms and a front cabin selling firewood and other essentials. Reservations can be made online, but we just made one when we arrived at the front desk. Quiet. Lots of families.
  • Very beautiful. Good parking. Paved path. Perfect for family, jogging, strollers, wheelchair. Very beautiful path. Very popular too, there were a lot of other families walking. Has a restroom. It was hard to find, google maps originally sent me to the middle of no where and I had to drive around.
  • Worth the trip if you're located close to Columbus. The site includes a paved bike trail and hiking offshoots throughout the preserve. Make sure you get there early before the locals arrive.
  • The scenery is fantastic, it's easy to see why it's a state nature reserve. Easy to find and very accessible
  • Beautiful place to bike or go walking. Area is historical and has info plaques on paths. A little confusing to get to all areas of the park. A bit busy when we went on a Sat middle of the day in cool weather.

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