Discover the wonders of Ohio’s natural areas with The Nature Conservancy staff!
Join us this spring at our seven open preserves and inspire the whole family to fall in love with nature in Ohio! From the swamps and prairies of northern Ohio to the foothills of the Appalachians in southern Ohio, spectacular views await you.
Learn about the preserves and their inhabitants from our expert staff during these guided hikes. You also have the option to participate in some citizen science by helping us document the plants and animals that call the amazing Buckeye State home. We’ll be using the mobile app, iNaturalist, to take pictures and record what we find during the hikes.
All are welcome!
Please bring: refillable water bottle and lunch if you would like.
Please wear: long sleeve shirt, long pants, hat, and boots/shoes that can get wet and muddy.
Registration is limited to 15-20 participants per hike depending on the individual preserve limitations.
For more information on trail difficulty and to register to attend a guided hike please contact Conservation and Volunteer Coordinator Angie Burke at angela.burke@TNC.org or 380.206.2173
- May 2 - The Edge of Appalachia Preserve, Cedar Falls Trail, near West Union - 10:00am - 1:00pm
- May 9 - Great Egret Marsh Preserve, near Port Clinton - 8:00am - 10:00am
- May 16 - Kitty Todd Preserve, near Swanton - 10:30am - 12:00pm
- May 23 - Browns Lake Bog Preserve, near Wooster - 10:00am - 12:00pm
- May 30 - J. Arthur Herrick Fen Preserve, near Streetsboro - 10:00am - 12:00pm