Stories tagged with: Blackhand Gorge

October 9, 2013 - 8:12am
45 weeks 6 days ago

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources cuts the ribbon to unveil the newly repaved 4.2 mile bike path through Blackhand Gorge. 

Blackhand is one of the state's 136 state nature preserves and is the only one that features a bike trail. 

More than 100 visitors attended the event that took park in the inaugural bike ride led by ODNR Director James Zehringer. The bike trail, first paved in 1980, winds along the Licking River as it cuts its way through Blackhand Gorge. It...

September 13, 2013 - 10:29am
49 weeks 4 days ago

Work begins Monday, September 16, at Blackhand Gorge to repair their over four mile bike path.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources said beginning Monday the trail that runs the length of the gorge will close until the project is completed.

The improvements were made possible after ODNR and the Friends of Blackhand Gorge reached an agreement with Enterprise Product Partners on an appropriate path for the ATEX Pipeline.

The organizations worked together to determine...

August 29, 2013 - 5:19am
51 weeks 6 days ago

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Enterprise Products Partners and an organization that protects Blackhand Gorge agree to terms allowing a pipeline to pass over part of the property.

The agreement between ODNR and the Friends of Blackhand Gorge will allow the Appalachia to Texas Pipeline to cross the preserved land without causing harm to the property.

They also agreed to appropriate compensation for access to the land.

In exchange for pipeline access, Enterprise...

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