The Arboretum property contains the last free-flowing section of Bull's Run, which marked one of the original boundaries of the City of Middletown when it was plotted in 1802. The area was originally used as a grazing pasture for bulls in the mid-1800s. The front of the Sanctuary serves as an arboretum, with labeled species of trees. Bull's Run has a picnic area, mulched trails, and a creek side trail one-third of a mile long. Visitors are likely to see squirrels, a variety of birds, perhaps a box turtle and the occasional deer. Spring provides many woodland wildflowers. In Autumn the display garden of Ohio Native Plants reaches its blooming peak. Eight bird-feeding stations are maintained during winter for easy bird viewing.
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Free and On-Site Parking.
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