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: Sites of Interest :

Glen Helen Nature Preserve

On even a short walk, visitors can view spectacular wildflowers, 400 year-old trees, limestone cliffs with waterfalls and overhangs, and the beautiful yellow spring for which the town is named.

Trailside Science Museum

Located at the Corry Street entrance, the Trailside Science Museum is the hub for regularly scheduled programs and hikes in the preserve. Visitors can stop here for a map or other information before venturing onto the trails. The adjacent Glen Helen building houses a gift shop and administrative offices. Trailside Museum is also the starting place for many public hikes and private programs scheduled for individual groups.

Raptor Center

Visitors are also welcome at the Raptor Center off SR 343. This nationally recognized facility rehabilitates injured hawks, owls, and related birds of prey, each year providing 200 birds a second chance at life in the wild. Resident birds, used for educational programs, can be viewed on site.

The Outdoor Education Center

The Outdoor Education Center is home to the Outdoor School residential program hosting Ohio students for two and a half and four day nature immersion experiences. The Outdoor Education Center is also home to the summer Ecocamp program serving 5-15 year olds in weeklong day and overnight camps. In addition to these programs, the Outdoor Education Center is home to one of the nation's most established environmental internship program. For over fifty years, college students and graduates from around the world have traveled to Glen Helen to gain valuable experience as educators, interpreters, and leaders. Naturalist interns are able to become part of our environmental education legacy.