Greenville, Ohio 45331
Shawnee Prairie Preserve webpage
Shawnee Prairie Preserve map
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Ohio Birding Day Hike: Shawnee Prairie Trails
About Shawnee Prairie Preserve
Shawnee Prairie Preserve is Darke County Park’s largest park. There are currently about 2.25 miles of level trails that wind throughout the different ecosystems of the 118-acre park. Benches and observation towers at different points along the trails make visiting the park more enjoyable for visitors who wish to spend some time observing the plants and wildlife within the preserve.
Archaeological evidence has confirmed that at least a portion of Shawnee Prairie Preserve was the site of Prophetstown. This village was founded by Tecumseh’s brother (called The Prophet) to rally fifteen woodland Indian Nations to gather here and demonstrate their living and hunting rights under the 1795 Treaty of Greene Ville.
Rich in natural diversity, Shawnee features wetlands, restored prairies, two streams, a wet woods, swamp forest,and a successional area.
From Shawnee Prairie Preserve webpage
Restrooms on site.