Shawnee Lookout Little Turtle Trail

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Shawnee Lookout Little Turtle Trail

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Shawnee Lookout

  • Breathtaking overlooks of the Ohio River characterize this trail. The likelihood of catching sight of a bald eagle late winter to early spring is high as they’re scouting out nesting sites. The contrast of the white head and tail feathers against the dark body and its massive size are unmistakable.
  • Listen for downy woodpeckers, or the much larger (at least as large as a crow) pileated woodpecker “knocking” on trees to pry insects from them. You might even hear their laughter as they speed by.
  • Visible from the trail is a prehistoric burial mound from the Woodland period, dating between approximately 1000 BC and 1000 AD. Of the over 10,000 earthworks in Ohio, nearly 40 of them are found in this park. Flint artifacts, such as knives, drills and spear points, as well as stone pestles, hammers and tablets, were left behind to tell the story of over 14,000 years of history of this space.

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Shawnee Lookout Little Turtle Trail