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Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve, Newark

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  • I've done this stretch quite a few times because it's convenient and absolutely gorgeous! Easy in and out at the livery. It's about 1 1/2 hours from Brownsville to the gorge and 3 hours if you put in ...  more »
  • Our family visited this park for the 2nd time in the last couple of years to get some awesome family photo's for my Christmas cards. A fallen log, the railroad tracks, high cliff walls and beach area ...  more »
  • Great bit of history and nature. Not very easy for wheelchairs. Bike and hiking trails. Free! Fishing and hunting permitted with state licenses. On outside of city. Highway close. Free place to take t...  more »
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  • A well kept secret in Ohio, a beautiful landscapes and hiking from the difficult to simple. Bike trail as well.
  • On the east side of Newark is this lovely area, a paved bike and hiking trail—a converted rail bed—next to the Licking River going through a very scenic gorge. Apparently, it was called "Blackhand" after Indian hand paintings on the cliff walls. There are some nice little waterfalls in the tributary dales along the trail, as well as some sandstone cliffs of the sort you'll find in the Hocking Hills. Old canal towpaths and locks are nearby. Also interesting is a notch or gap cut through a hillside, which is a little like a roofless tunnel.
  • Great and scenic place to bike. Smooth, blacktop, wide bike trail. Family loves it. Will be back.
  • went kayaking here a few weeks back, it was a great time! water level was pretty low so we scared a few times and we hardly saw any other groups on the water. Enjoyed very much!
  • Easy to hike along paved trail or challenge yourself on one of the off-shoot trails. Beautiful views either way!