Flint Ridge State Memorial

Newark, Ohio

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This historic hike heads to an important resource for aboriginal Ohioans and beyond who came to to quarry for the ideal stone with which to create points for arrows, spears, and other tools. Here you will hike past former quarry pits and along flint outcrops. The Creek Trail leads to big trees and impressive woods below the main quarry site. Visit the museum in season. A second nature trail explores other flint quarries north of the main grounds.
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by Johnny Molloy (Falcon Guides)

This historic hike heads to an important resource for aboriginal Ohioans and beyond who came to to quarry for the ideal stone with which to create points for arrows, spears, and other tools. Here you will hike past former quarry pits and along flint outcrops. The Creek Trail leads to big trees and impressive woods below the main quarry site. Visit the museum in season. A second nature trail explores other flint quarries north of the main grounds.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Newark
Distance: 2.1
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2-2.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Flint Ridge State Memorial, 15300 Flint Ridge Rd., Glenford, OH 43739; (800) 2838707; www.ohiohistory.org
Local Maps: USGS Glenford
Driving Directions: Directions to Flint Ridge State Memorial

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