Wayne National Forest--Kern Rd.

About this Location

There are two or three pull-offs along Kern Road which are good places to stop to view birds. During the breeding season, this is a good place to look for grassland and successional growth species such as Henslow’s Sparrows, Prairie Warblers, and Blue Grosbeaks. In the winter, this is a prime spot for Northern Shrike and Short-eared Owls.

About Wayne National Forest

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The Wayne National Forest is located in the hills of southeastern Ohio. This small national forest, in the heart of the heavily populated Midwest, covers almost a quarter million acres of Appalachian foothills. The Wayne is divided into three blocks administered by two Ranger Districts at Athens and Ironton. A field office is also located east of Marietta.

Visitors to national forest lands are welcome to camp, hike, hunt, and fish. The Forest boundaries surround a checkerboard pattern of ownership, with public and private ownership interspersed. There are over 300 miles of trails in the Forest for hiking, all-terrain vehicle (ATV) riding, mountain biking, or horseback riding.

Content from Jacob Raber and Wayne National Forest website