Three Hikes Note National Public Lands in Portage County
September 27, 2017


COLUMBUS, OH In celebration of National Public Lands Day, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the Friends of Kent Bog and the Northeast Ohio chapter of The Nature Conservancy will co-host a series of hikes on September 30 at three local Portage County state nature preserves.

Naturalist-led hikes will take place at Triangle Lake Bog and Kent Bog state nature preserves, and The Nature Conservancy's Herrick Fen State Nature Preserve. These hikes are designed to educate visitors on the uniqueness and importance of Ohio's glacially formed wetlands.

Participants can choose to participate in one or more of the following hikes on Sept. 30. (Transportation between sites will not be provided, and ride sharing is recommended as parking is limited at all three sites.)

Triangle Lake Bog State Nature Preserve hike will begin at 10 a.m. The preserve is located at 3612 Sandy Lake Road in Ravenna.

Kent Bog State Nature Preserve hike will begin at 11:15 a.m. The preserve is located at 1028 Meloy Road in Kent.

Herrick Fen State Nature Preserve hike will begin at 2 p.m. The preserve is located at 8260 Seasons Road, 2.2 miles west of State Route 43 in Streetsboro.

Ohio has lost more than 90 percent of its original wetlands since European settlement. Bogs and fens contain a number of Ohio's most rare and unique flora. By visiting some of Ohio's most fragile wetlands, visitors will be able to gain a valuable understanding of the benefits and beauty of these rare natural features.

ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at


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