Medina, Ohio 44256
Buckeye Woods Park webpage
Buckeye Woods Park trail map
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Photo by Ken Ostermiller
The trail which connects the pond at Buckeye Woods Park to the Inlet Trail near the bridge to the Schleman Nature Preserve can be a good place to view warblers during the fall migration.
Buckeye Woods Park Trails
Trails at Buckeye Woods Park include:
Large Lake Loop – .5 mile
Schleman Nature Preserve
Yellow Trail – 1 mile
Green Trail – 1.5 miles
Chippewa Inlet Trail – 2.9 miles
Wetland Loop – .8 mile
Buckeye Woods Park provides an opportunity to walk in several directions.
+ My favorite walk is to park in one of the main lots and head for the Chippewa Inlet Trail–North. I usually submit two eBird checklists on this walk, one for Buckeye Woods and another for the loop on the north end of the Inlet Trail.
+ During migration, either in spring or fall, you can walk through Buckeye Woods Park and cross the creek into the Schleman Nature Preserve. The trail in the nature preserve often is productive for migrating warblers.
+ Buckeye Woods is a place to start a walk on the Chippewa Inlet Trail–South. You can follow the Inlet Trail from Buckeye Woods to Chippewa Lake and back.
From Ken Ostermiller
A description with a map of a 4.2-mile hike on trails at Buckeye Woods Park is on the AllTrails website.
About Buckeye Woods Park
Buckeye Woods Park is the largest Medina County park. Named for the grove of Buckeye trees found along the stream in the Schleman Nature Preserve, the park provides a variety of experiences for visitors. The east side of the park is the setting for soccer and softball fields available by reservation. A picnic shelter is also available for reservation at the park. Picnic tables and grills are provided for individual family picnics. A three-acre pond offers fishing. A paved, accessible path provides a great place to walk for exercise or enjoyment as you circle the pond and wooded areas of the park. There are two playgrounds at Buckeye Woods Park.
Cross the bridge from Buckeye Woods Park and enter the Schleman Nature Preserve to walk wooded nature trails. Named for the family which donated the original acreage, it will remain undeveloped for the enjoyment of nature and wildlife viewing.
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 created 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 at locations identified on Buckeye Woods Park map.
Handicap accessible .5 mile Large Lake Loop trail.