Christmas Rocks State Nature Preserve, located in southern Fairfield County, just recently opened up to the public:
As you make your way to the preserve, you will follow a gravel road that will turn to grass, going past an old farmstead and wooden barn. The preserve features Christmas Rock Loop trail and the Jacob Ladder’s loop totaling around 4 miles all-together. Both hikes are very wooded and feature good views of the surrounding foothills. We would encourage taking the Christmas Rock Loop to the northernmost section of the preserve, before looping back around and then heading up to Jacob’s Ladder. Jacob’s Ladder offers a great view of the surrounding Appalachian foothills.