Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve


The Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve opened to the public on Friday August 3, 2012. The entrance is located at the corner of Gingell Road and Waters Road in Johannesburg. The preserve is open for hiking during the summer and fall and will be a great place to cross country ski or snow shoe during the winter months.

The preserve is located on the site of an old lumber camp and the remnants of the camp and sawmill are located on the property. 

Louis M. Groen

Mr. Groen is noted as inventing the Filet-O-Fish sandwich for McDonalds in Cincinnati in 1961. He started Cincinatti’s first McDonald’s franchise and by the time he retired he owned 43 stores throughout Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. In addition, at age 80, Mr. Groen, along with two other individuals entered into a new business venture called Stop Stick, Ltd., which is in the business of producing and selling devices which immobilize motor vehicles by causing their tires to become deflated.

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