Norma Johnson Center–Johnson Loop Trail
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About Johnson Loop Trail
Located on the south side of OH-39 the Johnson Loop is a hidden treasure. The parking area is accessed by turning south onto Gasser Road and parking at the trailhead entrance. The trail may also be accessed from a small parking area on Hidden Hollow Lane. The Johnson Loop offers visitors two ponds, open fields, and some wooded sections. Norma’s favorite place on the entire Norma Johnson Center property was on top of the Johnson Loop near the gas wells.
From Norma Johnson Center map
About Norma Johnson Center
The Norma Johnson Center located outside of Dover, Ohio is a nature area open to the public every day of the year from dawn to dusk. Norma Johnson Center’s 303 acres offer a place of solitude in which to observe wildlife, enjoy birding, view wildflowers or just take a brisk walk. Hike on our marked trails while observing first-hand how nature can be improved by care and management. We encourage visitors to take advantage of over 6 miles of trails and our fishing ponds for your enjoyment. The Norma Johnson Center is a great place for a family picnic, group outing, or summer meeting of your favorite community group.
Local bird enthusiasts enjoy the NJC for the different types of birds that they can see during a hike, The upper ridge trail on the Conservation Loop offers birders glimpses of warblers and other woodland creatures. The bird sightings on the Preservation Trail can be bluebirds, field sparrows, tree and barn swallows. The Johnson Loop is a popular place for those birders who want to get away from the main trails and enjoy birds who are attracted to woodland and open meadow habitats.
From Norma Johnson Center webpage