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Rare Hiking Opportunity at Rhododendron Cove

Posted on 5/31/2016 by State Nature Preserves

Stay sharp with shrub identification hike

Sharpen your shrub identification skills! The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Natural Areas and Preserves invites you to attend a hike at Rhododendron Cove State Nature Preserve on Sunday June 5, from 1-3pm.

On the hike, participants will have an opportunity to learn more about the Ohio shrubs which can be seen below trees and yet tower over wildflowers. Both native and non-native shrubs will be identified and discussed throughout the hike, including the state-listed great rhododendron, after which the preserve is named.

Participants are encouraged to bring drinking water and wear sturdy shoes. The hike is strenuous and features hilly terrain.

Rhododendron Cove State Nature Preserve is located northwest of the village of Sugar Grove and just south of Lancaster. The parking lot is positioned on the north side of Pump Station Road, about 0.1 miles west of Old Logan Road. For more information, visit the preserve website.