Dawes Arboretum

Jacksontown , Ohio

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Hike through rolling meadows and make a loop through an ornate Japanese garden, conifers, and wooded forests. Stop by the lake and take a walk through a deciduous cypress garden. Nature enthusiasts Beman and Bertie Dawes founded Dawes Arboretum in 1929. Beman originally worked in the lumber industry and developed an intense passion for trees. Today Dawes Arboretum includes upwards of 1,800 acres and 8 miles of hiking trails featuring more than 15,000 plants, a Japanese garden, an azalea glen, an all-seasons garden, Ohio buckeyes, a conifer glen, a bonsai garden, a cypress swamp, and a museum.

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"Hike through rolling meadows and make a loop through an ornate Japanese garden, conifers, and wooded forests. Stop by the lake and take a walk through a deciduous cypress garden.

Nature enthusiasts Beman and Bertie Dawes founded Dawes Arboretum in 1929. Beman originally worked in the lumber industry and developed an intense passion for trees. Today Dawes Arboretum includes upwards of 1,800 acres and 8 miles of hiking trails featuring more than 15,000 plants, a Japanese garden, an azalea glen, an all-seasons garden, Ohio buckeyes, a conifer glen, a bonsai garden, a cypress swamp, and a museum."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Jacksontown
Distance: 2.8
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2.5 hours
Season: Mid-April through mid-October
Local Maps: USGS quad: Thornville
Driving Directions: Directions to Dawes Arboretum

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May 2018