Bulls Run Arboretum
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The Bulls Run Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum contains the last free-flowing section of Bulls Run creek, which marked an original boundary of Middletown plotted in 1802. The area was used as a grazing pasture for bulls in the mid-1800’s. Bulls Run Corporate, a non-profit corporation, now manages this city park. Visitors are likely to see squirrels, a variety of birds, perhaps a box turtle and an occasional deer. Spring provides many woodland wildflowers. In Autumn the display garden of Ohio Native Plants reaches its blooming peak. Eight bird-feeding stations are maintained during winter for easy bird viewing.
The front of the Sanctuary is an arboretum with labeled species of trees. Inside the Sanctuary is a picnic shelter and mulched trails leading you past birding areas, along the Bulls Run creek, and through a meadow area under restoration. The creek-side trail is approximately .33 mile.
Bulls Run Corporate is dedicated to developing and maintaining the Sanctuary as an educational and visual establishment for the benefit of the community. We offer a variety of nature-based education programs for all ages of students. The Naturalist is available as a speaker for a nominal charge. School field trips are offered free and supported by donations.
From Bulls Run Arboretum webpage
Restrooms on site, portable toilets.