Glen Helen Preserve–Sutton Farm
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About Sutton Farm
The Sutton Farm is located on the north side of OH-343 just east of the Yellow Springs village limits. The Glen Helen Association purchased the 76-acre Sutton Farm from the Village of Yellow Springs in 2017. This new section of the Glen Helen Preserve is not yet open to the public. Access is restricted to group hikes led by staff, land management members, and volunteers who access the land to survey the biodiversity.
About Glen Helen Preserve
Glen Helen, a nature preserve owned by Antioch College, is the legacy of alumnus Hugh Taylor Birch, who, in 1929, donated the wooded glen to Antioch College in memory of his daughter, Helen. With this gift, the College accepted the responsibility of preserving the land in perpetuity. Additional gifts expanded the preserve, which now encompasses 1000 acres, all accessible from a 25-mile network of footpaths. Today, that mission is carried forward by Antioch College through the Glen Helen Ecology Institute, which manages the land and coordinates the educational programs of “The Glen.” On even a short walk, visitors can view spectacular wildflowers, 400-year-old trees, limestone cliffs with waterfalls and overhangs, and the beautiful yellow spring for which the town is named.
The Glen is an integral part of the legacy of the College and will be an important resource for the development of its curriculum. For Antiochians, the identity of the College and Glen Helen are inseparable. For nature enthusiasts, the glen is a valuable resource for hiking, birding, and exploration.
From Glen Helen Preserve webpage
Restrooms on site.