Post by Brian Roebuck on Jan 7, 2009 20:48:41 GMT -5
Cave Canyon Nature Preserve Opens for Preview
The Arc of Appalachia recently previewed the Cave Canyon Nature Preserve, formerly known as 7 Caves, near Bainbridge, OH. The nature preserve features hiking trails that criss-cross the 100-foot deep vertical canyon and lead park visitors past entrances to many of the caves. Unfortunately visitors are no longer allowed to enter the caves as the lighting systems have been removed to restore cave ecosystems to their natural states.
Some folks are disappointed to see the caves closed to tourists but from what I read this needed to be done. For one, all the stalagtites and stalagmites in the caves were been broken by vandals over the years and Arc administrators hope to preserve the caves so new cave formations can grow.