Ohio: The Edge of Appalachia Preserve could be considered the crown jewel of Adams County's parks. The 13,500-acre sanctuary, run by the Nature Conservancy and the Cincinnati Museum Center, offers three hiking trails including Buzzardroost Rock (left), but most of "The Edge" lies untouched. Roughly 1,200 plant species grow here, many rare or endangered.
Exploring Ohio's Edge of Appalachia | Midwest Living Favorites for hiking The Edge of Appalachia has three diverse trails. The 2.5-mile Wilderness Trail loops through forest, revealing wildlife and wildflowers found nowhere else in the area. The strenuous, 1.5-mile (each way) Buzzardroost Rock Trail stretches over waterfalls.