Nature Fest Artists' Market

June 4th and 5th

Become an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist

Classes start soon!

Interpretive Building

What's Coming up at TWC?

Check out our Calendar.

Connecting you with Nature

Every small action can make a difference - for our community and our planet.

What we do

The Wilderness Center educates people of all ages to inspire a love of nature, and conserves natural lands for the health and benefit of the community.

Acres Protected
Acres Under Sustainble Forest Management
Volunteer Naturalists Trained
Trees Planted (since 2019)
Miles of Trail
Preserves open to the Public
Communities Served
Students Impacted (Since 2018)


Learn more about the natural world around you.



Restore, preserve and protect your corner of the world.



Protect the planet and serve your community.

Programs, Events & Workshops


Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Training Course (Ashland)

Jul 07, 2022 6:00PM—Jul 30, 2022 4:30PM

Hazel Willis Woods 1155 Township Road 2156 Ashland, OH 44805

Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Training Course

Jun 13, 2022 8:30AM—Jun 24, 2022 5:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave. SW Wooster, OH 44691

Wilderness Center Woodcarvers Club Meeting

May 28, 2022 9:30AM—12:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave. SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Wilderness Wanderings

TWC Blog

The Wilderness Center helps to Pass “National Native Plant Month”

The Wilderness Center has signed on as a supporter of a resolution to make April National Native Plant Month. U.S. Senators Rob ...
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The Wilderness Center Awarded Visit Canton Recovery and Destination Development Grant For Nature Playscape

Playing in the "Mud Kitchen" at the Nature Playscape. Many of the popular features will remain and be enhanced. The Wilderness Center ...
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Bottle Caps to Benches

Our trails need some new benches and what better way to provide them than to RECYCLE!?  We'll be collecting caps for the ABC ...
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Big Cheers for Volunteers!

The Wilderness Center could not function without the work of volunteers.  In 2021, 171 volunteers donated 3,445 hours to Education, Conservation and ...
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Bringing Back a Wetland

Located along the eastern edge of Sigrist Woods, is a tract of land that was at one time farmland.  This parcel of ...
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Popular Fall Events Returning to The Wilderness Center

The Wilderness Center (TWC) is pleased to announce the return of two annual events this fall and much of its regular programming.  ...
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Bee Helpful! Conserve Pollinators!

The conservation effort for pollinators has been in the spotlight or some time now. They are a critical, keystone species for the ...
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Join us for the Perseid Meteor Shower

Bring your lawn chair or blanket and join The WildernessCenter Astronomy Club for our annual Perseid meteor showerwatch on August 13. No ...
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Whether through our formal education programs, family and adult programs or guest speaker series, we want to help you dive into the wonders of your own backyard.



Small changes can make a difference, and we want to be your resource and partner in making these changes in our shared community.



Whether you are giving monthly support, planting a Tree Of Life in someone's honor, or making an annual contribution, your support will make a tangible difference in our community.