Blanchard River Nature Preserve webpage
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Blanchard River Nature Preserve is the newest Hancock County Park District property. It is undeveloped; no trails are present. The preserve is a great example of bottomland woods. Pileated Woodpeckers and Yellow-throated Warblers breed here, as well as the largest concentrations of Acadian Flycatchers found so far in Hancock County. Cerulean Warblers were recorded on this property during the latest Ohio Breeding Bird Atlas.
From Bob Sams
About Blanchard River Nature Preserve
+ Unimproved parking lot
+ Seasonal restroom
+ Quiet walkway
+ Access to the Blanchard River
+ Water Trail
With a strong emphasis on environmental preservation, visitation is limited to hiking, bird watching, and landscape and wildlife photography along a quiet walkway to the river’s edge, and boating and fishing via a primitive river access site.
Blanchard River Nature Preserve provides a quiet country setting and scenic start for the 37.6-mile Blanchard River Water Trail during rare times when there is enough water for canoes and kayaks to navigate the river.
From Blanchard River Nature Preserve webpage
Restrooms on site, seasonal.