Oak Openings Preserve Metropark

4139 Girdham Road
Swanton, Ohio 43558
Oak Openings Preserve Metropark webpage
Oak Openings Preserve map
Oak Openings Trails webpage
Oak Openings Preserve recommended birding sites

Also, see Wabash Cannonball Trail, Biggest Week in American Birding, Oak Openings Important Bird Area, and Oak Openings Birding Drive

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Oak Openings Preserve Metropark
Coordinates: 41.551807, -83.8502312
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Oak Openings–Buehner Center and Mallard Lake
Coordinates: 41.5462998, -83.8445368
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Oak Openings–Evergreen Lake
Coordinates: 41.5338966, -83.8313913
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Oak Openings–Evergreen Trail (orange)
Coordinates: 41.5479658, -83.8374639
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Oak Openings–Ferns and Lakes Trail (blue)
Coordinates: 41.5514663, -83.8448524
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Oak Openings–Foxfire Trail (yellow)
Coordinates: 41.5439911, -83.8475275
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Oak Openings–Girdham Rd. @ Reed Rd.
Coordinates: 41.5492505, -83.854351
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Oak Openings–Girdham Rd. @ Sager Rd.
Coordinates: 41.5746417, -83.8539916
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Oak Openings–Girdham Rd. Sand Dunes
Coordinates: 41.5546927, -83.8525559
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Oak Openings–Horse Rider Center
Coordinates: 41.5363527, -83.8544141
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Oak Openings–Jeffers Rd.
Coordinates: 41.5470124, -83.860013
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Oak Openings–Lodge Area
Coordinates: 41.5438123, -83.840071
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Oak Openings–Manore Rd.
Coordinates: 41.5323139, -83.863492
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Oak Openings–Reed Rd.
Coordinates: 41.5490062, -83.8341939
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Oak Openings–Ridge Trail
Coordinates: 41.5411565, -83.8418841
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Oak Openings–Sand Dunes Trail (red)
Coordinates: 41.5512899, -83.8516796
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Oak Openings–South Wabash Rd. Ski Trail
Coordinates: 41.5379844, -83.839379
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Oak Openings–Springbrook Lake Trail
Coordinates: 41.5582095, -83.8753624
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Oak Openings–Wabash Cannonball Trail
Coordinates: 41.5563946, -83.8404572
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Oak Openings–Waterville Swanton Rd.
Coordinates: 41.5314377, -83.8470219
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Oak Openings–White Oak Campground
Coordinates: 41.5393224, -83.8278544
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Tips for birding Oak Openings
Ohio Birding Day Hike: Oak Openings Preserve Metropark Trails

From Lake Erie Birding Trail website
From Ohio Ornithological society website
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About Oak Openings
Located between Whitehouse and Swanton, Oak Openings Preserve takes its name from the surrounding region, which is 23 times larger than the park itself. That’s something to consider when you realize that Oak Openings Preserve is over 4,000 acres.

Pioneers trudging through a dense swamp called this area “Oak Openings.” Most of the park is an oak savanna ecosystem, characterized by alternating wetlands and vegetated dunes. The Nature Conservancy once named the sandy region one of the 200 “Last Great Places on Earth.”

Prickly-pear cactus, wild lupine and sand cherry bloom atop dry, hot sand dunes just yards away from orchids growing in low, wet swales. There are more than 50 miles of trails in Oak Openings Preserve. Stands of isolated pine and spruce planted by the WPA during the Great Depression are still visible.

Oak Openings is a birder’s paradise. It is the nesting place of Bluebirds, Indigo Buntings, Whippoorwills, Lark Sparrows, and many other species, as well as an excellent location to see migrating songbirds in the spring.
From Oak Openings Preserve Metropark webpage

Restrooms and handicap accessible facilities at locations identified on Oak Openings Preserve Metropark map.

There are handicap accessible paved paths to all facilities and around the lake at Mallard Lake.