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Saturday, July 23, 2016
After a dramatic save at the auction block in 2014, and two years of land planning, healing, and restoration, The Arc of Appalachia invites you to join us for Junction’s Grand Opening on July 23 at 1 pm. Children’s stations will be set up in each of the nine earthworks with a special award for any young explorers who participate in all nine. For anyone interested in the history of Junction, Archaeologists and Historians will be on site to interpret the earthworks.
Saturday, August 20, 2016
We are celebrating Ohio’s rich American Indian legacies. Attend lectures by prominent archaeologists, tour artifact displays and bring your own collection for help in interpreting what you’ve found, and try your own hand at ancient skills from flint-knapping to atlatl throwing.
At 2200 acres, the Sanctuary is the largest of the Arc’s preserves, and offers its most beautiful hiking trails. At the preserve’s heart is the sheer-walled limestone gorge of the Rocky Fork in a region filled with rock formations, springs, and grottos. The preserve offers overnight lodging and the Appalachian Forest Museum (seasonal hours).
The winding sinews stretching 1,348 feet, Serpent Mound is the largest and most internationally recognized of all the world’s ancient effigy mounds. The exact identity of the American Indians who constructed the mound is still a mystery, but their accomplishment still elicits a feeling of humility and awe in visitors today.
Fort Hill not only protects a 2000 year old large earthen-walled ceremonial enclosure on its flat ridgetop, but the 1400 acre preserve shelters one of the finest and oldest forests in Ohio. Eleven miles of trails immerse hikers in the beauty of Ohio’s Appalachian hill-country, the remote trails shaded by towering trees. Interpretive Museum open seasonal hours.