: Visiting the Glen :
Visitors are welcome at Glen Helen, a 1,000-acre nature preserve of woods, waterways, prairies, and fields, laced with 25 miles of trails. The grounds are open daily, dawn to dusk.
WHEN VISITING GLEN HELEN
- Remain on the trails at all times. They are only for pedestrian--not bicycle or moped--use. Exceptions are made only for wheelchairs.
- Walk your dog or cat in the Glen only if they are on a leash of no more than 6 feet in length and are under firm control. No animals, wild or domestic, should be released in Glen Helen.
- Register all non-family groups of 10 or more in advance at 937-767-7648. A donation of $2 per person is appreciated. Guided hikes are available to school or scout groups for $4 per person. More information.
- Refrain from littering. Better yet, help us by carrying out any trash that you may find.
- Remember to contribute to the Glen!
- Pick or collect flowers, mushrooms, rocks, wood, etc. All wildlife, vegetation, and natural features (except for invasive plants like honeysuckle or garlic mustard) are protected.
- Swim, bathe, or wade in the Glen. Also, the water quality of the Yellow Spring is not tested regularly. Drink at your own risk.
- Picnic or camp in the Glen or parking lots. Such facilities are available at nearby John Bryan State Park.
- Deface or disturb any markers, monuments, or statues.
- Disturb any educational programs that may be in process throughout the Glen.
- Use radios, tape/disc players, and electronically amplified instruments in the Glen.
- Consume alcoholic beverages or any controlled substances.
- Park your vehicle so it is blocking an access gate. Vehicles blocking a gate will be towed at the owner's expense. Ample parking is at 405 Corry St. with a fee of $2. Handicapped parking is available at the far end of the lot.