Kendrick Woods State Nature Preserve

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Kendrick Woods State Nature Preserve
Coordinates: 40.7530109, -84.3238751
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Kendrick Woods–Cottonwood Trail Access
Coordinates: 40.7648151, -84.3070192
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Kendrick Woods–Kiracofe Prairie
Coordinates: 40.74555, -84.3200898
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Ohio Birding Day Hike
Kendrick Woods Trails
Kendrick Woods has been designated as an Important Bird Area by the Audubon Society. Two loop trails, a north loop and a south loop make a 2.4-mile hike through the woods. This park offers some small creek crossings and sees very little traffic. It is very well kept and the trails run along the creek. The trails can be muddy and wet after a heavy rain.

There is a description and map of this hike in the Hiking Project website.

About Kendrick Woods State Nature Preserve
+ Extensive woodland with spring wildflowers
+ Important stopover for migratory birds
+ Kiracofe Prairie
+ Parking
+ Nature trails

Kendrick Woods State Nature Preserve is an extensive woodland with spring wildflowers and an important stopover for migratory birds. Among the abundant spring wildflowers found in this mixed swamp woods are several species uncommon to Allen County including swamp saxifrage, Virginia bluebells, green dragon, fire pink and blue cohosh.

Near the southern end of Kendrick Woods, a flowing artesian sulphur spring is located along the south tail, adjacent to Six Mile Creek.

Located in Allen County approximately 10 miles west of Lima. Take OH-81 west to Defiance Trail. The preserve is located .5 mile north on the west side of Defiance Trail. Parking, nature trails and restrooms available.
From Kendrick Woods State Nature Preserve webpage

Restrooms at Kendrick Woods Metro Park.