Nature Playscape Upgrade

Support our project to add features and make the Nature Playscape accessible to all!

Become a Member of TWC

Enjoy exclusive perks like early registration for events like The Enchanted Forest... coming up October 7 & 8, 2022.

Join us for Summer Fun!

Family programs, hikes, planetarium shows... so many things to do this summer at TWC!

Interpretive Building

What's Coming up at TWC?

Check out our Calendar.

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.

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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)
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Education

Learn more about the natural world around you.

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Conservation

Restore, preserve and protect your corner of the world.

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Community

Protect the planet and serve your community.

Programs, Events & Workshops

Events

Wine and Wilderness: Back to School!

Aug 19, 2022 6:30PM—7:30PM

Troutman Vineyards 4243 S. Columbus Rd. Wooster, OH 44691

Backpackers’ and Dayhikers’ Club Meeting

Aug 19, 2022 7:00PM—8:00PM

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

Night Hike

Aug 19, 2022 8:30PM—11:00PM

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

Wilderness Wanderings

TWC Blog

Sigrist Woods inducted into the Old Growth Forest Network

On April 12, our very own Sigrist Woods at The Wilderness Center was inducted into the Old-Growth Forest Network.  Somewhat of a ...
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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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TAKE ACTION

1.

Educate

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.

2.

Advocate

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

3.

Donate

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.

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