Mill Creek Preserve Loop

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Mill Creek Preserve Loop is a 2.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Canfield, 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 best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
111 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

The path through the nature preserve is a wide, soft, grassy path that leads through the wetlands and past a number of ponds. Most of the path is in the open, but there are parts that go under trees which gives some shade. The main loop is well marked. There are several side paths that branch off and are also nice to walk. Two paths might actually lead back to the main loop under conditions that are more dry. Altogether it makes a nice walk through a natural environment that can be shortened or lengthened depending updon how many loops or side paths one would take. The make that I am suggesting took about an hour. The last stretch leading back to the parking lot goes along Western Reserve, but there is a buffer of about 15 meters between the road and the path. In June there are wild flowers along the way and the call of the red wing black bird will accompany the hiker. Probably in winter with heavy snow the trail might not be accessible.

hiking
3 months ago

It was a nice walk through the wetlands. I enjoyed listening to the call of the red wing black bird as I made my way through the grassy trail. I counted at least eight ponds that I went by, saw a few ducks, one armadillo, a groundhog and a number of deer tracks. I was there in the middle of June and enjoyed the wild flowers that dotted the trail. The walk was very private, did not see a single person.