Edge of Appalachia Preserve–Abner Hollow Road

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Edge of Appalachia Preserve–Abner Hollow Rd.
Coordinates: 38.7195369, -83.4246826
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About Abner Hollow Road
Abner Hollow Road is lightly traveled. The road provides views of Abner Hollow and makes a good place to view birds from your vehicle. The Buckeye Trail is on Abner Hollow Road.

About Edge of Appalachia Preserve
This 20,000-acre preserve system is referred to as “The Edge.” Each separate preserve and trail offers unique qualities. Visitors will enjoy gorgeous views, distinctive geology and peaceful trails. It is also a great place for birding especially in spring and fall. Activities include: Hiking, birding, fishing, kayaking/canoeing, wildlife-watching, nature photography, and observing native plants.

Ancient forests of massive oaks and American chestnut once blanketed nearly all of what would become southern and eastern Ohio. When the first white settlers arrived in the Ohio Valley, wolves and elk wandered this rustic landscape of pristine rivers and fertile forests.

Yet by the early 1900s, about 90 percent of the original forest cover had been cleared to make room for farmland and to feed the iron furnaces of southern Ohio – severely degrading part of North America’s oldest and most biologically diverse forest systems.

Today, Ohio’s Appalachian forests are returning, with nearly 40 percent of the region cloaked in mixed hardwood forest. The Nature Conservancy’s 20,000-acre Edge of Appalachia Preserve is a key component of this recovery process, mending habitats on a large scale and preserving the landscape’s unique natural legacy.
From Edge of Appalachia Preserve (The Nature Conservancy) webpage

No restroom facilities on this road. Restrooms located at Creeks Bend Overlook Visitor Center on Waggoner Riffle Road opposite the Portman Trail.