Black River Nature Preserve Bluebell Valley
8500 Richman Road
Lodi, Ohio 44254
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Bluebell Valley is a quiet, remote area in which to enjoy nature. Visitors can expect to experience beautiful views of grasslands and woodlands, interesting walking trails, and lush habitat for butterflies and migrating birds. This area was part of a wetland mitigation and stream restoration project in 2002 that restored 8,000 linear feet of the Black River.
Phase 1 improvements have recently been completed, including a 20-car parking lot, a 10-foot-wide, half-mile limestone loop trail (accessible for wheelchairs and strollers), and a .65 natural-surface primitive trail that travels through native grasses, woods, and close to wetlands.
Additional improvements planned for Phase 2 in 2021 include a small picnic shelter and a restroom. Because the area is designated as a nature preserve, it will not include a playground or any paved areas. Leashed pets are welcome. Biking is not permitted.
- Gravel Trail – .5 mile
- Nature Trail – .65 mile
No restroom facilities. To be added in the future.