Off the Beaten Path: The Rarest Forest

October 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Holden Arboretum
9550 Sperry Rd
Kirtland, OH 44094
$20 per member, $30 per nonmember

The White Pine Bog Forest, a Nature Conservancy preserve near Burton, is the rarest forest in Ohio and generally closed to the public. The area is an ice age refuge for a variety of rare plants and
animals. White Pine trees, some more than 300 years old, tower over the rolling glacial landscape, and a rare grove of tamarack trees border an extensive marshland. We will also visit the overlook at Lake Kelso, a glacial kettle lake, which is also preserved by the Nature Conservancy.

Moderate to difficult hike, over two miles with off-trail hiking. Primitive restrooms.