Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve
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Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve Trails
At Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve there are 2.4 miles of hiking trails, 4.7 miles of equestrian trails, and a wheelchair accessible walkway and boardwalk with observation decks.
Maria Trail – 1.2 miles – purple
Dolly Trail – .3 mile -red
Alex Trail – .2 mile – green
Fisher Trail – .2 mile – orange
Alma Trail – .2 mile – brown
Paved Trail – .3 mile – gray
Inner Trail – .3 mile – dark red
Horse Trails – 4.7 – blue
The Maria Trail circles the lake. A longer hike on the property involves walking the equestrian trails.
About Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve
Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve was created in 1997 when Alma and Dolly Garlo initiated the gifting of 256 acres of their family farm to the newly formed Seneca County Park District. The park is a living legacy in memory of doctors Olgierd and Maria Garlo and their son Alex. Olgierd and Maria immigrated from Communist Eastern Europe in 1948 and began acquiring this land in 1961. The preserve is located two miles south of Bloomville, Ohio, on OH-19.
The nature preserve is now 302 acres, including a 37-acre shallow lake, three 1 acre ponds, 35 acres of additional wetlands, and woodlands and grasslands. There are 2.4 miles of hiking trails, 4.7 miles of equestrian trails, and a wheelchair accessible walkway and boardwalk with observation decks. The nature center has a Bluebird trail and butterfly garden. There are picnic tables available at the nature preserve.
From Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve webpage
Handicap accessible trail and boardwalk.