Butterfly Ridge is a butterfly conservation center focusing on the health and well-being of butterflies native to southeastern Ohio.
Nestled within the serene landscapes of southeastern Ohio lies a haven of natural wonder – Butterfly Ridge. This enchanting butterfly conservation center is a tribute to the delicate beauty of these winged creatures that call the region home.
Imagine stepping into a world where time slows down, and the air is filled with the delicate flutter of wings. Butterfly Ridge opened its magical gates to visitors in July 2017, and since then, it has been an oasis of fascination and discovery. The roots of the garden run deep, spanning generations, as it graces a 21-acre property that has been well-loved by the same family since 1863.
Whether you’re seeking a serene escape or a family adventure, Butterfly Ridge is ready to welcome you every day of the week except Tuesday. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., you can immerse yourself in the wonders of this butterfly sanctuary, while on Sundays, the gates open at 9 a.m., offering you an early start to your day of exploration.
If you’re curious about the inner workings of this sanctuary, guided tours are available daily at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Alternatively, if you prefer to set your own pace, you can venture along the one-mile trail at your leisure, soaking in the beauty of nature’s masterpiece.
For a mere $5, you gain admission to Butterfly Ridge and all its treasures. As you wander the grounds, you’ll discover not only the captivating butterfly garden but also a prairie that dances with wildflowers, a whimsical treehouse that seems to touch the sky, and a Nature Center & Gift Shop that offers a piece of this paradise to take home with you.
It’s no wonder that Butterfly Ridge seamlessly fits into any Hocking Hills itinerary, offering a unique and tranquil respite. In fact, this haven is just a short 5-minute drive from Conkle’s Hollow State Nature Preserve and less than 10 minutes away from Hocking Hills State Park.
While the stars of the show are undoubtedly the butterflies, moths, and pollinators that grace this sanctuary, the surrounding area is alive with the bustling energy of wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled, and you might just spot deer, chipmunks, squirrels, and a vibrant array of birds as they go about their daily routines.
Butterfly Ridge is located at 17864 OH-374, Rockbridge, OH 43149. For more information about the butterfly conservation center, please visit their website at butterfly-ridge.com.
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