Zoar Wetland ArboretumJust over the levee in Zoar Village lies a hidden treasure: Zoar Wetland Arboretum.

The natural wetland ecosystem is comprised of a 30 acre shallow marsh and 50 acres of woodland. Volunteers maintain two miles of trails and various interpretive features, including the remains of an old Zoarite dam.

Zoar Wetland ArboretumIn addition to fun events  like the annual poker paddle and scheduled guided nature walks throughout the year, the Wetland is also a Geocaching site. Visitors have been setting and finding hidden caches for several years.

Questing was set up in 2014, offering a set of clues to follow through the wetland to discover the stories that make it special.

A large picnic shelter overlooks the marsh, and sits atop what was once the Zoar Brewery. You can see inside the old rathskeller with a short walk below the shelter. Work to repair the area and showcase newly unearthed artifacts is currently underway.

Zoar Wetland is open year round from dawn to dusk. Parking is available at the picnic shelter.

Visit www.zoarwetland.org for more info.

Zoar Wetland Arboretum