Morris Woods State Nature Preserve

Morris Woods State Nature Preserve
7495 Dutch Lane
Johnstown, Ohio 43031
Morris Woods State Nature Preserve webpage

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Morris Woods State Nature Preserve
Coordinates: 40.1703969, -82.6345253
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About Morris Woods State Nature Preserve
+ Good spring wildflowers
+ Bird observation opportunities
+ Beech-maple woodland
+ Parking lot
+ Trail

Morris Woods is an excellent example of farmland that has been effectively managed to create prime habitat for a large variety of birds and mammals. The area is primarily a mature beech-maple forest, but young forest, scrub, and open field areas also exist on the site.

A small lake on the preserve attracts various species of waterfowl throughout the seasons. It is an excellent preserve for viewing spring wildflowers.

This nature preserve was made possible by a generous gift to the people of Ohio in 1979 from James W. Abbott who had developed the land as a wildlife sanctuary. The woods is named in honor of Abbott’s father, Morris Abbott.

Located in Licking County, 2 miles northeast of Johnstown on US-62; proceed .5 mile east on Dutch Lane Road to the preserve entrance. Morris Woods is managed by the Licking County Park District. A parking lot and trail are present.
From Morris Woods State Nature Preserve webpage

No restroom facilities.