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Whipple (Robert A.) State Nature Preserve

Preserving 448 acres in Adams County

Whipple State Nature Preserve contains a narrow wooded ridgetop, pocketed with small sinkholes. The ridgetop and head of the valley is bordered by dolomite cliffs of 10-30 feet in height.

There is an abundance of ferns and spring wildflowers throughout the wooded preserve. This area is dedicated in honor of Robert A. Whipple, who generously gave this land to the Division of Natural Areas and Preserve in 1989.

Local Directions

The preserve parking area is located on the east side of St.Rt. 247 approximately 1 mile north of U.S. Rt. 52.

Special Features

Spring Wildflowers
Summer Wildflowers
Geologic Features
Bird Watching

  • Dolomite cliffs, slump blocks and sinkholes
  • Excellent spring wildflowers


  • Very limited pull-off parking
  • Bulletin board
  • 2-mile loop trail

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