Goll Woods State Nature Preserve–Cottonwood and Burr Oak Trails
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About Cottonwood and Burr Oak Trails
The Cottonwood Trail is 1.5 miles and the Burr Oak Trail is 1 mile.
About Goll Woods State Nature Preserve
+ Old-growth woods reminiscent of the Great Black Swamp
+ Excellent spring wildflowers
+ Trail system is present.
Goll Woods is the least disturbed woodland known to remain in extreme northwestern Ohio. This preserve features some of the largest trees remaining in the state.
Goll Woods exemplifies the “Black Swamp” forest which once covered a vast area of the flat post-glacial lake plains southwest of Lake Erie. An outstanding feature of this woods is the abundance of giant bur oaks and exceptionally large white oaks, chinquapin oaks, and cottonwoods. Many of these magnificent trees are 200-400 years old and measure 4 feet in diameter. A rich variety of native shrubs and wildflowers occur in the woods including spotted coralroot and three-birds-orchid. The preserve is best visited in the spring before mosquitoes emerge.
Located in Fulton County 1.5 miles north of Archbold, then 3 miles west on Township Road F, and .25 mile south on Township Road 26 to the parking lot. A trail system is present.
From Archbold in Fulton County, go north on OH-66 for 1.5 miles to Township Road F, go west for 3 miles to the junction with Township Road 26, go south about .25 mile to the preserve parking lot located on the east side of the road.
From Goll Woods State Nature Preserve webpage
No restroom facilities.