|Address:||4949 Tealtown Rd, Milford, OH 45150, USA|
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This beautiful property is located within miles of my childhood home. We use to visit on field trips with my school, and my Dad use to bring us as well. Over the years, mainly as the result of private donations, the Nature Center has added more acreage for hiking and walking trails, educational programs, and the old Krippendorf Lodge has been restored and is available for weddings and other events. I use to hike by the house every weekend when they were doing events and it is a gorgeous setting for outdoor weddings. My favorite part of The Nature Center is the hiking! You can start with less strenuous trails if youve only got a mile or two in you - there are ponds, streams, wild flowers, wild life - bring your camera. You get a different scenery every time the seasons change! Ive seen a ton of Deer, wild turkeys, turtles, and bullfrogs. Once you are conditioned, you can combine trails and get up to 10 miles, including hills, 100+ flights of wooden steps to take you up and down the highest elevations. Dont forget to pick up a map at the visitors center so you dont get lost. You burn almost twice as many calories doing 5 miles with all the elevation as opposed to pavement. They charge for Memberships so consider how often you are going to visit throughout the year, whether you need a personal membership or a Family membership. They will give you some free visitor passes when you join. Its some of the most beautiful, and not overly developed outdoor exercise you can get and its pretty safe. There are benches, and old cabin with chairs on the porch where you can just sit in peace, or rest if youre out of breath from some of the hills. Theres really something for everyone and Id highly recommend for the hiker, or for a family looking for something that doesnt require electronics.
Cannot say enough nice things about this place. The trails are varied in difficulty and impeccably maintained. The library is lovely, and a great spot for journaling. The natural playscape is literally one of the best Ive ever seen, with a mud kitchen, large loose parts area, central stream and a bird observation station. The trails through the playscape are wheelchair and stroller accessible. 100% worth getting a membership if you live in the area, whether youre a runner, nature enthusiast, or parent/grandparent. Beautiful all year long!
We used to love to come here when they had free Mondays, but unfortunately we cannot afford the membership fees. These trails are really fantastic for hikers, joggers and especially nature lovers. There is a wonderful variety of different types of trails in different kinds of terrain and settings, and you run across all kinds of interesting wildlife and vegetation. Highly recommend checking it out if you have the opportunity. The Geology trail is one of my favorites, offering a good balance of different features.
This is such a beautiful place. There are many trails available, with a handy guide to let you know their difficulty, and each offers its own unique sites and experiences. There is something new to see every time you visit. Great for hiking with your dog and there is a kids area that is a perfect closed space for little ones to get up close& interact with nature. Ive been visiting regularly for almost a decade and even had my wedding here. It is quite simply one of the most wonderful natural spaces in this area.
Extremely well maintained trails for all capabilities. There are lovely boardwalk paths by the central pond that you can feed fish and turtles food pellets bought at the visitor center - quite fun for kids. While there are trails that you can take a stroller on Id suggest carrying baby in a carrier for a better experience and access to more trails. There is a fee per person for entry: more than id expect for a park - however the trails do reflect the investment and most things are pay-to-play in this region.
I love this place the people are always nice and the trails are the best, some long trails and some short. The best part is the preserve is large enough to get away from all other people. The waterfall the lookout over the creek is so beautiful its worth the hike up the hill. They have updated many parts of the trails and many are now accessible to people with disabilities. Plus a membership goes to preserve the center its all for a good cause. Enjoy your walks!!!
Kristin Ferguson Drew
There are many different trails to discover and different levels of difficulty. It was my first time there, so I will definitely go back, to hike all of them. I liked that dogs on leashes are allowed. The only negatives would have to be that their map did not have everything that we came across on it, and not all the trail split offs were marked.
This is our 4th year to have a membership. I love the activities they have for families and I have never experienced anything like the Playscape. Its the coolest way for kids to explore nature and have some good old fashioned fun. Lastly I love the trails. I feel very fortunate to live in the same city as this gem!
Peaceful and relaxing--its one of my favorite places in the area. I do wish membership meant I didnt have to pay additional for so many of the events and activities that take place there. In the past, things like the Frog Foray, Salamander Hike, and Firefly Hike were free to members.
Been a member for last year. The boardwalk by the pond is on our "favorite" list. Ive long hikes, short walks, pleasant strolls with my wife here. Big hike to the gazebo worth the effort. Lots of neat stuff at the store, pkus the resident naturalist is very knowledgable.
Has been our absolute favorite place to go for years now. Its a huge nature center, all of it gorgeous. Tons of hiking trails and many forms of nature to enjoy. A lot of educational opportunities as well. The employees are always nice and helpful, and love to educate.
Great place to hike with safe atmosphere and good upkeep. Gate admission most days for non members but take a sack lunch and spend the day. The Long Branch Farm is fine but not a highlight of the membership. Gone every year the last twenty and hiked every trail.
This is a great place for an early morning stroll through the woods...or a run, if thats what you like. Theres plenty to keep you busy in the Visitor Center, too. A great property staffed by very good people who are eager to help you enjoy your visit.
Ive been here for 2 Boyd E Smith field trips so far and this place is awesome. There are lots of trails and it is a very interactive experience. This place is great for a solo trip, walking the dog, or just some great family bonding!
I wish I could bottle up the way that I feel when I visited here and take it with me. I loved it. There is so much peace and joy here. I am so grateful to my friend Pat Debord Wahl for bringing me here. I cant wait to come back.
This place is nothing short of amazing! I use to come here quite a bit as a child. Now my wife and I enjoy taking our children. They have great trails for hiking, exploring, or just getting in touch with nature.