Beech Creek Gardens
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Beech Creek Gardens Trails
There are 4 hiking trails at Beech Creek Gardens:
Fern Ridge Trail – 1 mile
Oakview Trail – .67 mile
Creekside Trail – .25 mile
Spicebush Trail – .5 mile
About Beech Creek Gardens
There is an admission fee of $3 – $6, depending on the season, to hike the trails. Members have free access all year.
Beech Creek Gardens is located on a 164-acre site in Stark County’s Washington Township, in the heart of northeastern Ohio. The site has some outstanding features including Beech Creek, for which the property is named. The Beech Creek is a headwater tributary of the Mahoning River and crosses the property. Prior water quality tests were rated good to excellent. The terrain and vegetation are diverse with approximately 70% of the land being forested, and over 150 species of native plants.
Beech Creek Gardens was originally known as The Botanical Garden Association, or BGA for short. The BGA was formed in 1999 by a group of people from several surrounding counties with the concern and desire to create a facility where education of horticulture and the environment would be the primary focus.
The property that first became known as Beech Creek Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve was purchased in March 2003 with a grant from the Ohio Public Works Clean Ohio Fund and a donation of land value by the owners, the Mille family.
From Beech Creek Gardens webpage
Restrooms at visitor center.