The Blackhand Gorge Nature Preserve East Of Newark, Ohio.

Entrance To The Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve Near Newark, Ohio

Entrance To The Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve Near Newark, Ohio

The Blackhand Gorge Nature Preserve just 8 miles east of Newark, Ohio is a nice place to ride bicycles, hike, birdwatch, or just relax and take in some natural scenery. The trails are close to the Licking River with some hilly paths to hike off of the main main bicycle path.

Be careful when biking as the trail has fallen into a slight state of needing repair. Also, take note of the park’s rules because some are not obvious. For example, if your child picks a few wildflowers, that could be a costly fine. Law enforcement is heavy looking for these minor infractions at times.

Except for the potholes, the trail is a safer one for very young bicyclists so long as they have adult supervision.

Blackhand Gorge Bike Trail Near Newark, Ohio in September.

Blackhand Gorge Bike Trail Near Newark, Ohio In September

Here’s an nice video of hiking in The Blackhand Gorge area.

httpv://youtu.be/KCwefgSewl4

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