ODNR to Host Winter Hikes Throughout February

COLUMBUS, OH – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is offering several winter hikes in February as Ohioans explore more of the Buckeye State. Enjoy spending time outdoors and getting fit naturally during 2016. Stalking the Skunk Cabbage at Shawnee State Park – Meet in the lodge lobby at noon on Saturday, Feb. 27 and join us for a fun trip through Shawnee State Forest. Hikers will trek to Bear Lake in search of skunk cabbage, a plant that blooms through ice and snow. Dress in layers and wear waterproof boots.

For more information on these hikes, plus other recreational opportunities at state parks, forests, nature preserves and wildlife areas, go to ohiodnr.gov/winter.

ODNR is also excited to continue our #OhioWinter16 photo challenge. Upload your photos to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #OhioWinter16 to potentially win an overnight stay in a cabin at one of our 74 Ohio State Parks.

ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at ohiodnr.gov.