Flint Ridge State Memorial
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The area consists of 525 acres. The Loop Trail can be accessed from the museum. Other trails are also available. Check at Museum for brochure/map. The habitat is mostly mature/second growth woodland.
Flint Ridge is located approximately 44 miles east of Columbus, on OH-668, 4 miles north of I-70 (the Brownsville exit).
The state memorial is open all year during daylight hours, the museum has seasonal hours. Parking is available at the museum.
From Ohio Ornithological Society
Flint Ridge has great birding potential, with mature woodlands, vernal pools, nature trails, restroom, and picnic facilities.
From Margaret Bowman
About Flint Ridge State Memorial
Flint Ridge contains quarry pits where all of the ancient people of Ohio came to get flint for both tools and weapons. The flint was also a trade item for many of these people. The flint was especially prized by the Hopewell Culture for its quality and beauty. A walk through the site brings home how hard people labored to remove this material from the earth.
The forest itself is worthy of attention. The hardwood forest has some magnificent examples of the trees that created a leafy canopy over much of Ohio. Wildflowers in the spring and colors in the fall all are part of the site. Many species of wildlife abound in the forest as well.
The museum at Flint Ridge is built around a restored prehistoric quarry pit and explains both the digging and shaping of flint. The unique geology of the area is also a feature of the displays. The site includes a museum shop that features flint as a gemstone with locally manufactured jewelry.
Flint Ridge is four miles north of I-70, three miles north of Brownsville, in Licking County, at the intersection of County Roads 668 and 312 (Flint Ridge Road). Exit eastbound I-70 at OH-668 and westbound I-70 at exit 142. Flint Ridge is approximately 3 miles north of Brownsville.
From Flint Ridge State Memorial webpage
Restrooms on site.