Richland County Parks & Nature Preserves

The following list of parks and preserves includes those managed by federal, state, county, and non-governmental agencies (such as the National Audubon Society, the Nature Conservancy, various historical societies, etc.).

We have tried to collect information on the activities and facilities available at various parks, but things may change without us knowing about it. So please double-check the information at the official site (click on the park’s name to go there).

Fowler Woods (State Nature Preserve)
  • 7815 Olivesburg-Fitchville Road, Greenwich, Ohio 44837
  • GPS coordinates: N40.973550, W82.469900
  • Location: Richland County, 13 miles north of Mansfield. From the north or south take State Rte 13 to Noble Rd, go east on Noble Rd about 1– 1/4 miles to Olivesburg-Fitchville Rd, then south to the preserve’s parking lot, which is on the west side of the road.
  • Park size: 187 acres
  • Total trail length: 1.25 miles
  • Dogs not permitted
  • Good site for bird watching
  • At least some parts are handicap accessible
  • One of the few remnants of Ohio’s old growth (primeval) forests. It’s said to have a spectacular display of spring flowers. Handicap accessible boardwalk trail.
  • Location on Google Maps
  • TrekOhio photos and descriptions of Fowler Woods
Gorman Nature Center (County Park)
  • 2295 Lexington Ave.- Mansfield, Ohio 44907
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 150 acres
  • Total trail length: just over 3 miles
Kingwood Center (Botanical Garden)
  • 900 Park Avenue West, Mansfield, OH 44906
  • Park size: 47 acres
  • Restrooms
Malabar Farm (State Park)
Mohican SP (State Park)
  • 3116 State Route 3, Loudonville, Ohio 44842
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 1,110 acres
  • Total trail length: 7.75 miles hiking, 24.5 mile mountain bike, (3) bridle / snowmobile trails
  • Dog friendly
  • Bridle trails
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Good site for bird watching
  • At least some parts are handicap accessible
  • Camp sites
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Restrooms
  • Boating, snowmobile trail. Working grist mill with museum
  • Campground Map
  • Map of Cottage Area
  • Park Map for Mohican SP
  • Lodge & Conference Center at Mohican SP
  • TrekOhio photos and descriptions of Mohican SP
Richland B&O Trail (Bike Path)
  • Transits: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Trail map
  • Total trail length: 18.4 miles
  • Restrooms

Last Update: 2017-07-24 16:32:02

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