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Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve, Newark

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  • My dad and I used to go for walks out there back in the 1960's when it was still privately owned land~there were no restrooms, signs talking about it or paved trail but it was still a beautiful place ...  more »
  • Great place to walk or hike. Beautiful park by the river. A lot of interesting sights, rock formation. Also has bike trail. Good place to visit. Pet friendly.  more »
  • We came hear with our dog. Some easy trails to walk and a pretty neat old lock from the canal days. Not far from newark or Zanesville. Pretty area. We enjoyed our day trip.  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!