State Nature Preserve
168 acres - Adams County
2715 Davis Memorial Rd
Peebles, OH 45660
- Oustanding geological and botanical site
- Rare plant species
2 mile trail system with bridges, bulletin board, interpretive signs, boardwalk and parking lot
Geologic features include excellent Silurian dolomite cliffs. Both Greenfield dolomite and Peebles dolomite are exposed. Ohio black shale occurs on the tops of the knobs. An impressive fault, causing vertical displacement of 30 feet, exposes adjacent cliffs of Greenfield and Peebles dolomite.
The preserve's dolomite cliffs provide habitat for white cedar and sullivantia. American aloe, dwarf hawthorn, hairy wing-stem, side-oats gramma grass and purple coneflower are found in the prairie openings. Other significant species include tall larkspur, limestone Adder's-tongue fern, narrow-leaved bluecurls and Walter's violet.
Located in Adams County south of State Rte 32. From the junction of State Rte 32 and State Rte 41 south of Peebles, follow State Rte 32 approximately 1.2 miles east to Steam Furnace Rd. Proceed south on Steam Furnace Rd .3 mile to Davis Memorial Rd. Go left (east) on Davis Memorial Rd for 2.8 miles until reaching the parking lot on the right.