Birding at Dawes Arboretum

Newark, Ohio

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Dawes Arboretum

General Information


7770 Jacksontown Road SE, Newark, OH 43056



DeLorme Page Number and Coordinates

(7th Edition and earlier) P. 69, 6-A

Nearest Town or City

5 miles south of Newark, Ohio.

Directions from Nearest Town or City

The Dawes Arboretum is located 35 miles east of Columbus on Ohio Rte. 13, 3 miles north of I-70 (Exit 132) or 5 miles south of Newark.

About Dawes Arboretum

Dawes contains 1149 acres, 4.5 miles of a paved auto tour and 8.0 miles of mulch/gravel hiking trails on the west or main grounds.

A bird list is available on the website. Click on ‘reports’. Due to recent changes in the woodland habitat, the species variety is limited on the west or main grounds. Many of the birds listed are ‘historic sightings’ seen only once. A permit to access the trails on the east side is available at the Visitor Center during hours of operation. This area is less disturbed and may offer more birding possibilities. Trail maps are also available at the Visitor Center.

Visiting Information

Closed hours/season

The grounds are open dawn to dusk everyday except New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Visitor Center is open Monday – Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sundays and holidays, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Parking Areas

Parking is available at the Visitor Center and throughout the auto tour.



Restroom Facilities

Restrooms are located in the Visitor Center (lower, real level). Restrooms can be accessed from the outside even when the Visitor Center is closed.

Restaurants in the Area

Fast-food restaurants are located at Buckeye Lake and the Newark/Heath area.

Other Birding Spots in the Area

Buckeye Lake, Flint Ridge State Memorial.

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