Seiberling Nature Realm

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Seiberling Nature Realm
Coordinates: 41.1394939, -81.5758896
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Photo by Susan Carpenter

Ohio Birding Day Hike

Seiberling Nature Realm Trails
There are three trails that loop through the property’s varied habitat and ponds.
Cherry Lane Trail – .6 mile – easy
Fernwood Trail – .5 mile – easy
Seneca Trail – 1.4 mile – moderate

Descriptions and maps of hikes on the trails at the Seiberling Nature Realm are on the AllTrails website.

Tips for birding Seiberling Nature Realm
There are three trails that loop through the property’s varied habitat and ponds. There is a window to wildlife inside the visitor center with a number of feeders outside. Visitors who go outside to the feeder area may be able to get Black-Capped Chickadees and other species to feed out of their hand.
From Susan Carpenter

Birds of Interest
Purple Finches and Pine Siskins are occasional visitors to the feeders and grounds.

About Seiberling Nature Realm
Many parks exist due to the foresight of a few visionary individuals, including F.A. Seiberling. He donated more than 400 acres to expand Sand Run Metro Park. Land that he owned from 1920 to 1948 was purchased by Metro Parks in 1964 to become the Nature Realm. Native son Seiberling founded Goodyear Tire and Rubber in 1898. The company produced bicycle and carriage tires and went on to capture the automobile tire business. Seiberling’s interests went well beyond tires. He helped form the original Akron Metropolitan Park District and was a member of the Board of Park Commissioners from 1924 to 1935. Today, the Nature Realm is a special-use area that has been set aside for the study and enjoyment of nature.
From Seiberling Nature Realm webpage

Restrooms are in the visitor center (Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm).