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Burton Wetlands Nature Preserve
Why It's a Natural Treasure
Located in Burton Township, Burton Wetlands Nature Preserve is part of a 1,000-acre system of kettle bogs, lower slope seeps and wet flats known as the Cuyahoga Wetlands. This wetland complex protects the groundwater aquifer for the city of Akron, which uses it to supply 300,000 residents with clean, fresh water. In 1999, Burton Wetlands was officially designated as an Ohio State Nature Preserve.
The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 600 acres in this area, including the nearly 400 acres Lucia S. Nash Preserve, home to the only remaining old growth white pine boreal bog in Ohio.
What to See and Do
Pack a picnic lunch and settle under the pergola to revel in the picturesque scenery or venture along the Glacier Trail and board the observation deck overlooking Lake Kelso. A trek along the 1.12-mile Kettle Trail gives you a closer look at the rolling glacial topography of a large meadow, as well as a forest with oak, beech and maple trees. Nesting bald eagles, sandhill cranes, and many other wetland and waterfowl species can be spotted in the region.
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