Nature Center at Hueston Woods calendar of events

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The Nature Center is home for several birds of prey, including Abigail, the center’s Bald Eagle.

PREBLE COUNTY – The Nature Center at Hueston Woods State Park released its February/March calendar of events, including programs at the center and the annual Maple Syrup Festival.

“The park’s Nature Center is located near the park office. Open daily from 10 am-4:30 pm year-round, its interactive displays include the park’s history, geology, and Ohio’s native plants and animals.” According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources website.

The new Nature Center facility was opened in June 2022 and provides enjoyment and education.

“The Nature Center is also home to a variety of live animals including fish, reptiles, birds of prey, and mammals.  All the animals at the nature center are native Ohio species that are kept at the nature center only because they are unable to survive on their own in the wild. 

The center provides visitors an up-close look and a variety of fish and reptiles.

Naturalists offer year-round public programming on a variety of topics.”

The Maple Syrup Festival is held on two weekends, March 4-5 and March 11-12. Information from the event’s Facebook page includes:

The Nature Center is home to a variety of live animals including fish, reptiles, birds of prey, and mammals.

“Spend the day at Hueston Woods State Park!

Let a hayride take you from the Beach to the top of the trail. A guide will hike with you through the “Big Woods”, a designated State Nature Preserve. You will learn the art of maple syrup production through its cultural and historical importance. Food, drinks, and maple syrup will be sold throughout the day.”

Schedule:

Lodge pancake buffet: 8 am – 1 pm

Maple Syrup Tours: 12 pm – 4 pm
Nature Center Open: 10 am – 6 pm

Nature Center events: 

Saturday, Feb. 25:

Wildlife Invasion

11 am – 12 pm

Meet at the Lodge for a close look at Ohio’s wildlife

Winter Hike

2 pm – 3 pm

Meet at the Nature Center to join a naturalist for a wintertime stroll through the woods.

Sunday, Feb. 26

Reptile Show

11 am – 12 pm

Meet at the Nature Center for an up-close look and discussion about our native, scaly residents.

History Hike

2 pm – 3 pm

Meet at the Nature Center to take a trip into the past and learn about the history of Hueston Woods.

State Parks and Watercraft

Saturday and Sunday, March 4-5

57th Maple Syrup Festival

12 pm – 4 pm

Head to the Beach for a hayride to a guided hike to learn about the art of maple syrup production.

Saturday and Sunday, March 11-12

57th Maple Syrup Festival

12 pm – 4 pm

Head to the Beach for a hayride to a guided hike to learn about the art of maple syrup production.