"Explore the Nature of Knox County"
|In collaboration with|
|Brown Family Environmental Center at Kenyon College|
Knox County Park District
The events have been arranged especially to illustrate and to highlight natural features of the land and waters of the Knox County Area. Please attend as your interests and schedules permit, and bring your friends and family. If you have suggestions for future activities or places to visit, please call 740-392-6952.
|This could be the time for peak fall color in Knox County. Enjoy hiking the Bluffs during the cooler autumn temperatures, and take in some incredible views of the Kokosing State Scenic River.|
|Celebrate the season with wagon rides, kids' harvest races, farm animals and produce, campfire, cider press, pumpkin decorating, and the Knox County Nature Photography Contest show.|
|Over 600 luminaries will light your paths to Honey Run Waterfall and the Kokosing State Scenic River. Honey Run Waterfall is one of Knox County's most spectacular natural gems. Stay for holiday treats around a roaring bonfire. Bring canned food item(s) for the Food For The Hungry drive.|
Directions are from Mount Vernon
Location 1. Thayer Ridge Park:
Location 2. BFEC Resource Center: Take SR 229 east to Laymon Road (TR 259). [SR 308 turns left at
this intersection.] Turn right and go southward 0.5 miles to parking lot on the right. STREET ADDRESS: 9781 Laymon Road,
Location 3. Wolf Run Regional Park: Take US 36 (Coshocton Road) east to Upper Gilchrist
Road. Turn right. Turn east (left) at the next road (Yauger Road) and go 0.5 miles to entrance on the left. STREET ADDRESS:
17621 Yauger Road, Mount Vernon, 43050.
Location 4. Ramser Arboretum: Take SR 3 north 14.6 miles. Turn right on SR 205 and go
200 feet to parking lot on the left. STREET ADDRESS: 21114 Danville-Jelloway Road, Danville, 43014.
Location 5. Honey Run Highlands Park: Take US 36 east to Millwood, then go south on US 62. After one
mile (before Caves Road), turn left into the parking lot. STREET ADDRESS: 10816 Millersburg Road, Howard, 43028.
Location 6. Laymon Road River Access: Take OH 229 east for 4.6 miles. At the intersection
with OH 308, turn right on Laymon Road. The access parking lot is on the right, just over the Kokosing River bridge. STREET
ADDRESS: 10115 Laymon Road, Gambier, 43022.
Location 7. Guy Denny Prairie: From Route 13 at Fredericktown, take OH 95 west 4.5 miles. Look for sign at drive on right.
If you enter Morrow County, turn around. STREET ADDRESS: 6021 Mount Gilead Road, Fredericktown, 43019.
Location 8. C.A. & C. Depot: Take South Main Street from the city square, turning right on
Columbus Road after 0.3 miles. The parking lot is 100 feet from the intersection, on the right. STREET ADDRESS: 1 Columbus Road, Mount Vernon, 43050.
Location 9. Indianfield Bluffs Park: From Gambier, take Wiggin Street Road (which turns into Zion Road) east 2.9 miles. Turn left on Caves Road, then after 0.9 miles turn left onto Sapp Road. The park entrance is on the left, after 0.5 miles. STREET ADDRESS: 10855 Sapp Road, Gambier, 43022.
Location 10. Honey Run parking lot: Take US 36 east to US 62. Exit on US 62 to the south (right). Cross bridge and turn left on Hazel Dell Road. Follow Hazel Dell about 1.1 miles and look for the parking lot on the right. (Participants must park in the Honey Run Highlands parking lot, across Hazel Dell Road from the Honey Run Waterfall parking lot.) STREET ADDRESS: 10865 Hazel Dell Road, Howard, 43028.