Sand Barrens and Railroad Barons of Ashtabula

June 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Conneaut, Ohio, directions sent with confirmation
$20 per member, $30 per nonmember

The Sand Barrens are one the most unique habitats in Ohio. These glacial sand ridges support a population of native lupine and nearby hemlock hardwood swamps provide nesting habitat for hermit thrushes, magnolia warblers and winter wrens. Next, we’ll explore Ohio’s newest preserve/park in the extreme northeast corner of Ohio. This 600-acre property, formerly owned by various railroad and steel companies,boasts hundreds of acres of swamp and lake plain forests and more than a mile of natural Lake Erie shoreline, two-miles of Turkey Creek and railroad remnants. Afterward, we’ll make an optional stop at the classic 1950s White Turkey Drive-in for lunch (not included in fee). Moderate/difficult, three miles on and off trail.