Red Stone Farm Guided Hike

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Arrive at 9:45 am, Hike is from 10 am sharp through mid-afternoon

Join Naturalist, Vicki Solomon, on a guided hike at Red Stone Farm, and the Arc’s 200-acre Conservation Easement

Red Stone Farm, which lies a few miles just north of Fort Hill and southeast of the Highlands Nature Sanctuary, encompasses 1200 acres of land in one of the prettiest and most pastoral settings in all of Ohio. Gently rolling green pastures are embraced by the sweeping curve of Appalachian foothills, the region dominated by Mennonite farms. In 2016, the Arc of Appalachia took ownership of a permanent conservation easement on 200 of Red Stone’s acres. The easement was handed from Northern Kentucky University, along with a $45,000 endowment fund. Click here to learn more.

Your Leader – Vicki Solomon

Vicki Solomon has loved the forests and wildlands of Ohio as long as she can remember.  She led her first nature hike at age 13 in Cleveland Metroparks.  After gaining her degree in Environmental Interpretation from the Ohio State University, Vicki landed her dream job as Naturalist in Ohio State Parks under the mentorship of Nancy Stranahan.  She currently works for Lake Metroparks leading hikes programs.  Vicki trains and works oxen, mentoring others in the US and Africa.   She manages her acreage at the headwaters of the Cuyahoga River as a sustainable farm and nature sanctuary.  She and her husband, Mark, operate a seasonal local foods concession using oxen, and argue about which areas of the property Mark is allowed to mow.

What to Bring

Filled water bottle
A packed Lunch
Boots with good tread.
Dress for the weather.
Trekking poles (optional, but helpful for balancing)
Binoculars (optional)


Registration will be opened three weeks prior to the guided hike. 

Please return to this page to fill out the registration form for the guided hike. A confirmation will be sent to you a few weeks before the hike. Registration is limited, please let us know if you need to cancel so we can open your spot for someone else by contacting us at or 937-365-1935.