Herrick Fen Nature Preserve Trail is a 1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Streetsboro, Ohio that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from January until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The 1-mile trail (including 700 feet of wheelchair-accessible boardwalk) at Herrick Fen Nature Preserve showcases the unique geologic, hydrologic, biologic and physical features of the fen formed during the last ice age. The boardwalk features seeps and fen plants, including bayberry, a shrub found in only two other nearby locations in Ohio, and the round-leaved sundew, a tiny carnivorous plant that inconspicuously grows on sphagnum moss.
Difficult to find but checked ODNR website for directions.. looked sketchy but turned out to be a decent trail. Primitive with some boardwalks. Be sure to wear bug spray with DEET; there are ticks in the area.
I have tried to find this trail and so far no such luck. There is a sign but it seems to lead to what looks like someone's driveway. The gps takes you to the other side of the street where the train tracks are. I've even asked a person walking their dog near the path signage and they seemed to be unaware of the trails existence. Will check back to see if anyone else has found the start of the trail and where to park.
One of Ohio's many Nature Conservancy sites... Boardwalk only goes so far then begins a dirt trail that winds up in and through the woods. Great birding-botany hike. As with all NC sites the trail is left "natural" so wear pants, long sleeves and watch where you step. One of Ohio's many Nature Conservancy sites... Boardwalk only goes so far then begins a dirt trail that winds up in and through the woods. Great birding-botany hike, quiet and away from traffic/people/industry sounds. As with all NC sites, the trail is left "natural" so wear pants, long sleeves and watch where you step.