Nature Center and Park Exhibits
Oregon Ridge offers a variety of exhibits explaining the history, wildlife, and natural environment of this site.
Explore exhibits of fauna and flora and archaeology inside the Nature Center, as well as our exhibits of live animals, including snakes, fish, amphibians, honeybees, and other creatures. You can view some photos of our Nature Center exhibits in our Nature Center Gallery.
Several outdoor exhibits explain the past mining and smelting furnace operations, and the Archaeology House is actually a restored miner/tenant house.
New exhibits - We have a new animal room display for our turtles, snakes and frogs. Also, we have two outdoor exhibits near the Red and Tan trails intersection, about a 15 minute hike from the Nature Center.
The second new exhibit, titled the Mighty Chestnut, consists of a panel along the red trail south of the gazebo, adjacent to a small grove of chestnut seedlings. This exhibit descibes the efforts to restore the American chestnut tree.