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Spring Wildflower Season Slows as Colder Temperatures Return to Ohio

White trout lily
Thanks to the warm up in late February, a number of spring wildflowers have made their presence known. It was looking like spring may come fast, but thanks to the cool down, we can catch our breath. Take a deep breath…


Stage’s Pond Winter Hike

Posted on 1/7/2015 by State Nature Preserves
Stages Pond SNP entrance sign in snow

We invite you to explore the fields, forests, and ponds of Stage's Pond State Nature Preserve Sunday, January 11 from 1-4 p.m. Dominated by glacial geology, the 3.5 mile trail system is flat, allowing easy hiking. Stops at the preserve's two bird blinds may reveal wintering waterfowl. Please dress appropriately for the winter weather. Waterproof or water resistant footwear is recommended. Finally, refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the hike.

Stages Pond SNP winter trail

Stage's Pond is located in Pickaway County 5 miles north of Circleville on U.S. Route 23. Proceed 1.5 miles east on Hagerty Road to the preserve parking lot and trail system. Meet at the large parking lot in the front of the park office.

Stages Pond SNP winter trail

If you have any questions please email Jim Osborn or call (740) 380-8918. For more information visit Stage’s Pond State Nature Preserve