Whipple (Robert A.) State Nature Preserve
270 acres - Adams County
1194 State Rte 247
Manchester, OH 45144
W 083 30.552'
- Dolomite cliffs, slump blocks and sinkholes
- Excellent spring wildflowers
Very limited pull-off parking, bulletin board and 2-mile loop trail
Whipple State Nature Preserve contains a narrow wooded ridgetop, pocketed with small sinkholes. The ridgetop and head of the valley is bordered by dolomite cliffs of 10-30 feet in height.
There is an abundance of ferns and spring wildflowers throughout the wooded preserve. This area is dedicated in honor of Robert A. Whipple, who generously gave this land to the Division of Natural Areas and Preserve in 1989.
Located in Adams County on the east side of SR 247, approximately 1 mile north of U.S. Route 52.