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Brown's Lake Bog

The 100-acre Brown's Lake Bog feels primordial, with its fern-carpeted lowland forest and surrounding oak-studded glacial hills.  Designated a National Natural Landmark, the focal point of the preserve is its floating bog - home to the rare and whimsical buckbean, pitcher plant, cottongrass and many more.  All told, the preserve is home to more than 20 rare plants.  Hike the .75-mile trail (.25-mile boardwalk rated easy, .5-mile loop trail rated moderate).  Other activities include wildlife watching and volunteer opportunities (contact  The preserve is open year-round, dawn to dusk.

Brown's Lake Bog
Brown Road

Shreve, Ohio 44676

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Local Number: (614) 717-2770

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Sunday: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Special Hours: The preserve is open dawn to dusk







Brown's Lake Bog

Boardwalk through the fern-carpeted bog.

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