The Arc of Appalachia ~ saving Ohio’s wildlands.

View our 15 preserves & the Arc’s 2016 Land Acquisition Campaign – our largest ever.

 

Current Acreage: 4272

Land Campaign: +861

Feast of the Setting Sun

Saturday, June 18, 2016

The summer solstice celebration at Serpent Mound is an opportunity to anchor our personal connection to the peoples of our past, and the infinity and majesty of our ever mysterious universe. Enjoy a day of poetry readings, music, presentations, guided tours, a picnic dinner and a sunset watch along the Serpent.


Music on the Mound with Steve Free

Sundays at Serpent Mound on June 5, June 18, June 25, July 17,
August 20, August 21, September 25, October 23, 2016

Steve Free is an internationally acclaimed award winning singer/songwriter and recording artist. The winner of numerous Music Industry Awards, he has charted 15 songs on The National and International Charts and was the winner of the 2008 Governor’s Arts award as the #1 Artist in his home state of Ohio.

Visit Highlands Nature Sanctuary

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).

Photo courtesy of Tim Anderson, Jr. All rights reserved.

Visit Serpent Mound

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.

Visit Fort Hill

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.