Charleston Falls Preserve
Charleston Falls Preserve has over 216 acres of prairie and forests and nearly 4 miles of trails. It’s the perfect place to hike and view wildlife. The most unusual feature of this preserve is the unique waterfall. Check out the tabs below for more information on this fascinating park. Click on the link to view the brochure map of Charleston Falls.

Address:
Charleston Falls Preserve
2535 Ross Road
Tipp City, Ohio 45371

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  • Charleston Falls Preserve is the most visited Park District property in Miami County with over 216 acres of prairie and forests.  This beautiful park is the perfect place to hike and view wildlife.  Uncommon plants such as wild columbine, walking fern, purple cliff break and rock honeysuckle grace the limestone faces of the surrounding gorge.  

    The most unusual feature of this preserve is the unique waterfall.  The Falls can rightly be called a “Miniature Niagara” because its rock strata is the same as Niagara Falls.  Originating from small underground springs several miles to the east, the stream creating the falls plummets 37 feet then continues its meandering journey to the Great Miami River.  

    Over three miles of trails pass through various habitats such as Redbud Valley and the Thorny Badlands, offering explosions of color and varieties of scenic wonder.   Help protect this unique natural site by using the trials provided and following the rules of the Preserve. 

    History

    Charleston Falls Preserve gained its name from the nearby community of West Charleston. The first stewards of the Falls were the North American Indians and evidence of their presence in the area has been found in the form of burial mounds, fire pits and artifacts. 

    Activities

    Hiking Trails
    Nature Programs
    Wildlife Pond Observation Deck
    Prairie Viewing Platform
    Picnicking
    Falls Observation Boardwalk
    Hands-on Environmental Education
    Campfire Programs

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