Welcome To The Wilderness Center                           

Welcome to The Wilderness Center. We are a non-profit nature center in Northeast Ohio. We have 10 miles of hiking trails through old growth forest and prairies, passing a lake, pond, and look-out tower. Stop in at the Interpretive Building with a wonderful Nature Store, interactive Display Room, and Wildlife Observation Room. We also have an Astronomy Education Building with a Planetarium and Observatory. We are protecting 3,258 acres of forest, streams, prairie and farmlands. The Wilderness Center has been serving the community as the “go to” nature center for education and land conservation since 1964.

Native Plant Sale & Gardening Seminar

Join us for the Native Plant Sale for an opportunity to find a selection of native plants and join us for our garden seminars.

Annual Campaign

Here’s how you can help the environment and inspire the next generation.

Founder’s Day Celebration

Join us Saturday, June 21 from 1-4 p.m. to celebrate 50 Years with The Wilderness Center! Free to everyone!

School & Youth Group Programs

Whether you are a teacher or other group leader, TWC offers nature exploration opportunities designed to help your children discover the world around them. Download our brochure now!

TWC Hires New Executive Director

The Wilderness Center is pleased to announce the hiring of the new Executive Director, Dr. Jeff Corney.

Foxfield Preserve

Foxfield Preserve is a nonprofit cemetery operated by The Wilderness Center, a nonprofit nature center and land trust. Your loved ones will walk beautiful nature trails as they visit a final resting place in a nature preserve.


Tune in for our Nature Podcasts hosted by Gordon Maupin, Joann Ballbach and Gary Popotnik. We will be joined by nature specialists on topics each week!

Consulting Forestry

TWC Consulting Forestry is a professional consulting business that provides complete forest management and timber services for private landowners.


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