Taft Reserve and the William C. Kraner Nature Center contain 425 acres with eight miles of horseback riding and hiking trails through woodland and meadow habitats. The area is noted for its abundance of spring wildflowers, owl, deer, wild turkey and coyote. The trails follow hilly terrain and are considered moderately strenuous. The William C. Kraner Nature Center houses displays interpreting Licking County’s rich cultural and natural history. Check website for updates about the Nature Center’s hours.
Taft Reserve North
10250 Flint Ridge Road, Newark, Ohio
Taft Reserve South
10383 Fairview Rd, Heath, Ohio