Time for another hike with Mtn Laurel. We will be hiking a little over 4 miles through a beautiful gorge and will see a lovely waterfall. There is an option to hike only 3 miles if you wish. Our pace will be about 2 to 2.5 mph on a mostly flat trail. There is a small Indian Mound you can climb. Wear your hiking boots and bring your camera for a fun hike.
Description of the park:
One of our most popular parks , Indian Mound Reserve is also one of the most diverse areas managed by the Greene County Park District.
A spectacular natural resource is created with a blend of the gorge, meadow, woods, river and marsh, creating an amazing view for quiet passersby.
Much Native American history can be learned here with the Pollock Works, a Hopewell structure, and the Williamson Mound, an Adena structure, both of which are hundreds of years old.
An 1800's cabin also sits on the park grounds. Originally, the log cabin was constructed in Selma, Ohio as part of a young ladies wedding dowry. It also played a role in the Underground Railroad and was probably an important part of the lives of slaves passing through Cedarville. The cabin is now in need of many renovations.
The park also offers an extraordinary wildflower display in early May featuring about 75 species, some of which are rare, including snow trillium. It also boasts one of the largest groves of white arborvitae, a tree on Ohio's protected species list.