The Wilderness Center Trails

The Wilderness Center
Wilmont, Ohio 44689
The Wilderness Center website
The Wilderness Center trail map
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The Wilderness Center
Coordinates: 40.6706213, -81.6459043
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The Wilderness Center–East Trails
Coordinates: 40.671832, -81.6388048
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Foxfield Preserve Nature Cemetery
Coordinates: 40.6815786, -81.6313148
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Ohio Birding Day Hikes

The Wilderness Center Trails
Pond Trail – 1.25 miles
Sigrist Woods Trail – .75 mile
Fox Creek Trail – .75 mile
Sugar Creek Trail – 1 mile
Belden and Blake Wilderness Walk – 1.5 miles
Pioneer Path – 1.75 miles

Pond Trail
The Pond Trail, 1.25 miles, may be accessed south of the parking lot for the Interpretive Center. In the summer, there are nesting warblers, flycatchers, nesting Eastern Phoebes, an occasional Scarlet Tanager, Eastern Bluebirds, swallows and the usual species (there are two ponds on this walk). For a longer hike, you can take any of the other trails. The Fox Creek Trail and Sugar Creek Trail can be good during migration.

The Wilderness Walk can be combined with the Pioneer Path to make a long hike.

Note that north is not “up” on this map.

Tips for birding The Wilderness Center
From Ohio Ornithological Society website

About The Wilderness Center
This 619-acre site has six trails with several connecting routes. On the trails, you can see old growth forest, meadows, prairie, wetlands, Fox and Sugar Creeks, Wilderness Lake and a pond. You can wander through nature for hours. The Headquarters includes the Center’s Interpretive Building, Astronomy Education Building, Picnic Shelters, Viewing Tower and much more.
From The Wilderness Center website

Restrooms on site. One entered from outside near the back of the nature center, inside facilities are on the second floor and handicapped-accessible by elevator.