Wellington Reservation Trails

Wellington Reservation
Wellington, Ohio 44090
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Wellington Reservation Trails
The Killdeer Loop and Prairie Circle trails give access to excellent wetland habitat. Park in the south end of the parking lot and access these crushed stone trails from the paved Lakeside Loop trail. Birding here involves a bit of walking but the habitat is excellent providing fairly close views to birds. It is not necessary to carry a spotting scope.
From Ken Ostermiller

Over 4 miles of paved and crushed stone trails meander through the Wellington Reservation’s grassland fields and wetland habitats. The loop trail system can be used for non-motorized activity and is wheel chair and stroller accessible. Each loop highlights a different section of the park providing visitors with a variety of vistas across the lake, from atop an elevated observation mound, and throughout the intermittent wetlands in the grassland prairies. There are also equestrian trails open for use as well.

Lakeside Loop – 1.37 miles – asphalt
Killdeer Loop – 1.16 miles – crushed stone
Prairie Circle – 1.05 miles – crushed stone
Horse Trail – 1.28 miles – natural

About the Wellington Reservation
The 550 acre Wellington Reservation was developed in 2005 through collaboration between the Metro Parks and the Village of Wellington and provides opportunities for hiking, biking, strolling, fishing, boating, and wildlife observation. Over 4 miles of paved and crushed stone trails meander through the Wellington Reservation’s grassland fields and wetland habitats. The loop trail system can be used for non-motorized activity and is wheelchair and stroller accessible. Each loop highlights a different section of the park providing visitors with a variety of vistas across the lake, from atop an elevated observation mound, and throughout the intermittent wetlands in the grassland prairies.
From Wellington Reservation webpage

Restrooms at Visitor Center, open even when the Visitor Center is not open.

The Lakeside Loop trail is wheelchair accessible.