Boord State Nature Preserve
127 acres - Washington County
254 Falls Run Rd
Cutler, OH 45724
- Hemlock ravine
- Sandstone gorge
Visitor facilities include a .75 mile trail with an overlook at the falls and a small parking lot.
Boord contains one of the best examples of a hemlock ravine in Washington County and the surrounding area. The preserve's state-listed species include rock skullcap, narrow-leaved toothwort and golden-knees.
Falls Run cuts through a massive layer of Permian-age sandstone to form the heart of this preserve which is an eastern hemlock-shrouded stream gorge 60-80 feet deep. Numerous scenic cliffs and overhangs occur along this ravine.
The preserve honors the Boord family of Dayton, Ohio, who made a partial gift of this preserve to the division in 1986.
Located 4.5 miles east of Bartlett, follow State Route 550 to County Road 6. Proceed .75 mile south on County Road 6 to Twp. Road 69. The signed preserve is .5 mile west on Twp. Road 69.