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Fall Nature Walks


A wooden boardwalk extends out into sphagnum moss mat in this aerial view of Brown's Lake Bog in the fall.
Brown's Lake Bog Fall leaves surround Brown's Lake Bog in Wayne County, Ohio. © Danae Wolfe/TNC


Event Overview

Join us this fall for a guided walk to explore Ohio's natural areas. Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature as we explore Ohio's open preserves during these fun and informal nature walks. All ages are welcome! Each preserve will offer unique experiences, and you can help us document the amazing species at each preserve by using the Naturalist mobile app. Our guides can show you how!

Some of our nature walks will feature special themes to take your nature experience to the next level. See the schedule of walks below to learn more.

Schedule of Fall Nature Walks

From the swamps and prairies of northern Ohio to the foot-hills of the Appalachians in southern Ohio, spectacular views await you.

Fall trees surround Snow Lake at Lucia S. Nash Preserve.
Fall colors of deciduous trees peek through stand of hemlock trees.
Aerial view of colorful fall trees at Edge of Appalachia Preserve.
Big Darby Creek surrounded by colorful fall trees.

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Big Darby Headwaters Preserve
Distance: 2.5 miles round trip
5899-12280, C-152, East Liberty, OH 43319
Time: Hike will begin at 12 p.m.
*Special theme: butterflies

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Brown's Lake Bog
Distance: 1.1 miles round trip
Brown Road, Shreve, Ohio 44676
Time: Hike will begin at 12 p.m.

Saturday, October 7, 2023

Herrick Fen Nature Preserve
Distance: 1.5 miles round trip
8260 Seasons Rd, Streetsboro, OH 44241
Time: Hike will begin at 12 p.m.

Saturday, October 14, 2023

E. Lucy Braun Lynx Prairie Preserve
Distance: 1.3 miles round trip
Lynx, OH 45650 (coordinates: 38.759814515389685, -83.40693066432154)
Time: Hike will begin at 10 a.m.
*Special theme: Tree ID and fall color

Saturday, October 14, 2023

Kitty Todd Nature Preserve
Distance: 1 mile round trip
10420 Old State Line Rd, Swanton, OH 43558
Time: Hike will begin at 12 p.m.

Saturday, October 21, 2023

Morgan Swamp Preserve
Distance: 1.2 miles round trip
3973 Callender Road, Rock Creek, OH 44084
Time: Hike will begin at 12 p.m.

What to Bring

Refillable water bottle and snack/lunch. Wear long sleeves and pants, a hat and boots/shoes that can get wet and muddy. Come prepared for mosquitos and possible ticks.

Sign up to attend a Fall Nature Walk

Registration is required. Please register following the link below and indicating which hikes you plan to attend.