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Hiking Stage's Pond affords a variety of scenery. Shallow ravines, low ridges, glacial basins, open field and upland woods characterize the 178-acre preserve.

From the Preserve's parking area a trailhead carries visitors to a network of footpaths that include the Multiflora, White Oak, Kettle Lake and Moraine trails. Hiking the paths affords the guest an opportunity to experience shallow ravines, low ridges, glacial basins, open field and upland woods. An observation area with interpretive signage depicting the numerous waterfowl overlooks Stage's Pond. The park's diverse ecosystem supports a variety of songbirds, raptors, waders, and waterfowl. The botanical compound of the Preserve supports a variety of small mammals and an abundance of native wildflowers including golden ragwort, wood sorrel, fleabane, and wood mint. The observant visitor may see quail and pheasant in the oak-hickory uplands.

Directions: From Circleville, OH, Travel 5 miles north on U.S. Route 23. Proceed 1.5 miles east on Hagerty Road to the Preserve parking lot and trailhead.

Distance: 3 miles

Difficulty: Easy

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Stage's Pond Nature Preserve, Ohio

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