Ohio March 02, 2019
The 7 Best And Most Beautiful Places To See Wildflowers In Ohio This Spring
Before you know it, spring will grace us with its beautiful presence. (For some fun places to explore, check out
this list.) The wildflowers will fill our parks and turn our trails into magical hikes. The following are what we consider to be some of the most beautiful places to see wildflowers in the state.
See which ones you’ve been to before and let us know what other parks and trails should be added:
1. Cedar Bog Nature Preserve (Urbana)
Preserving more than 400 acres in Champaign County, this hidden gem of a nature preserve is a little out of the way—but definitely worth the drive. At the bog, you'll likely forget you're in Ohio. The sedge meadows, wildflowers and rare plants make an enchanting setting. You'll find it at 980 Woodburn Rd., Urbana, OH 43078.
2. Bigelow Pioneer Cemetery State Nature Preserve (Irwin)
Bigelow Pioneer Cemetery State Nature Preserve is a true Ohio gem hiding in Irwin and a nature lover’s dream come true. This serene state nature preserve preserves wildflowers, tombstones, prairie species and Ohio history. You'll find it at 600 Rosedale Rd., Irwin, OH 43029.
3. Jane Coates Wildflower Trail (Put-In-Bay)
The Jane Coates Wildflower Trail on South Bass Island in Put-In-Bay, Ohio is a hidden gem most people don’t know about. This half-mile loop trail features a gorgeous variety of wildflowers and even some migratory songbirds. You'll find the trail at 1962 Put-In-Bay Rd., Put-In-Bay, OH 43456.
4. Springfield Bog Metro Park (Akron)
Springfield Bog Metro Park is a little-known gem hiding one of Ohio's most peaceful prairies. The Prairie Trail is a 1.6-mile loop that's easy to hike. In the spring and summer months, a wide variety of wildflowers bloom, adding a sea of color to an already stunning landscape. You'll find it at 1400 Portage Line Rd., Akron, OH 44312.
5. Confluence Trail (Three Creeks Metro Park)
This 1-mile dirt trail will lead you where the Blacklick, Big Walnut and Alum Creeks merge into one. You'll enjoy the scenery along the way and at the end. Three Creeks Metro Park is located at 3860 Bixby Rd., Groveport, OH 43125.
6. Johnson Woods State Nature Preserve (Marshallville)
Tucked away in Wayne County, you'll find more than 200 acres of some of Ohio's oldest trees at Johnson Woods State Nature Preserve. The wildflowers that bloom here in the spring are absolutely stunning. You'll find it at 13240 Fox Lake Rd., Marshallville, OH 44645.
7. Big Creek Reservation (Cleveland)
Exploring this stunning Cuyahoga County park is downright enchanting in the spring. Lake Abram and the marsh come alive with color. You'll find it at 4101 Fulton Parkway, Cleveland, OH 44144.
How many of these places have you explored in the spring? For more beautiful places in Ohio to visit this spring, check out our previous article:
The 12 Places You Absolutely Must Visit In Ohio This Spring.