Union 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.


Big Darby Headwaters Nature Preserve (Nature Conservancy)
  • Official Site
  • Brochure
  • Location:
    • GPS coordinates: 40.29795, -83.57792
    • View on Google Maps
  • 800 acres in all
  • Trail information:
    • 1 miles of mowed grass trail
    • 0.3 miles of ADA accessible trail
  • Facilities:
    • Handicap accessible
    • Observation deck
Glacier Ridge (Metro Park)
  • Official Site
  • Trail Map
  • Trail descriptions
  • Main Entrance:
    • 9801 Hyland Croy Road, Plain City, Ohio 43064
    • GPS coordinates: 40.155813, -83.1869478
    • View on Google Maps
  • Honda Wetland Education Center:
    • 7825 Hyland Croy Rd., Plain City, Ohio 43064
    • GPS coordinates: 40.126521, -83.1805494
    • View on Google Maps
  • 1,037 acre in all
  • Trail information:
    • 5 miles of bridle trail
    • 0.8 miles of hiking trail
    • 5.8 miles of hiking / mountain biking / pet walking trail
  • Supported activities:
    • Cross-country skiing
    • Good site for bird watching
    • Horseback riding
    • Bringing your dog
  • Facilities:
    • Restroom facilities
    • Handicap accessible
    • Disc golf course
    • Observation deck
    • Boardwalk
Milford Center Prairie (State Nature Preserve)
  • Official Site
  • Posts at TrekOhio
  • Location:
    • 22390 Connor Rd., Milford Center, Ohio 43045 (estimated using Google Maps)
    • GPS coordinates: 40.157818, -83.457245
    • View on Google Maps
  • 7 acres in all
  • 1.5 miles of total trail
  • Miscellaneous info: Great site for viewing prairie wildflowers; peak bloom is from late July through August.

Last Update: Jun 20, 2018






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2 thoughts on “Union County Parks & Nature Preserves

  1. went and saw smith cemetary in plain city today. would have missed it if not for a very small sign. was way back in a corn field. very cool. will definetely come back when I am more prepared for a walk in tall grasses.

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