Lake Milton State Park–Mahoning Avenue Nature Trail

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Lake Milton SP–Mahoning Ave. Nature Trail
Coordinates: 41.0943788, -80.9699893
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About Lake Milton State Park
1,006-acre Lake Milton State Park lies in the portion of the Appalachian Plateau in Ohio that was overridden by glaciers some 12,000 years ago. This glaciated plateau contains a great variety of plants, animals, and natural habitats. The plateau’s rolling hills are interspersed with forests, bogs, old fields, streams, and lakes.

The plateau is a major meeting ground of plants and forest types from the southern Appalachians and northern Allegheny regions. For instance, it is possible to see substantial stands of white oak and hickory which are typical of the southern Appalachians as well as northern hemlock forests which are more common in the northern Allegheny region. This tension zone accounts for the great diversity of plants in the area. Starflower, spring beauties, mountain maple, anemones, and wood aster grace the floor of beech-maple woodlots.

Animals suited to this area include cottontail rabbit, red fox, raccoon, muskrat, and woodchuck. Bird life is diverse with robins, warblers, pine siskins, hawks, and owls being commonly seen. Reptiles found here include the midland painted turtle and the northern watersnake.
From Lake Milton State Park webpage

Restrooms at locations identified on Milton State Park map.
Wheelchair accessible fishing pier at Robinsons Point.