Chippewa Inlet Trail–North
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Chippewa Inlet Trail North Loop
The north end of the Chippewa Inlet Trail can be accessed from the parking area off Lafayette Road (OH-42) or by parking at Buckeye Woods Park and walking to the area. The 1.5-mile trail circles a restored wetland which hosts ducks and geese and can have shorebirds during migration. Walking in through Buckeye Woods park adds .5 mile to each end of the hike.
Birders may choose to keep separate checklists for the Inlet Trail North and Buckeye Woods Park sections of the hike.
From Ken Ostermiller
Also, see Buckeye Woods Park Trails
About Chippewa Inlet Trail
The Chippewa Inlet Trail is a 3.95-mile long asphalt and crushed limestone trail. The trail runs from OH-42 in Lafayette Township, through Buckeye Woods Park, across OH-162, to Chippewa Road. From upland pine stands to wet woods and restored wetlands, this trail has a variety of interesting habitats for users to experience. The trail loops around a wetland restoration project on the north side of the park.
From Buckeye Woods Park webpage
Restrooms are located at the north (vault toilet) and south (portable toilet) parking areas for the Chippewa Inlet Trail. Restrooms at Buckeye Woods Park are at locations identified on park map.
The Chippewa Inlet Trail is handicap accessible.