Summer Events and Programs!

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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 2021)
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


Members’ Only Guided Hike at Doughty Gorge

Jun 29, 2024 10:00AM—12:00PM

3672 TR 154 Millersburg, OH 44654

Foxfield Preserve Guided Group Tours

Jul 20, 2024 10:00AM—11:30AM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Foxfield Preserve Guided Group Tours

Aug 17, 2024 10:00AM—11:30AM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Wilderness Wanderings

TWC Blog

Wildlife Wednesday 06/26/2024

Happy #WildlifeWednesday! The Wilderness Center’s high quality habitats are home to many species of salamanders. One of the terrestrial salamanders that can ...
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June 2024 Full Strawberry Moon

As the Sun is setting on June 21, 2024, the first full Moon of summer, the Strawberry Moon, will be rising. The ...
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Wildlife Wednesday 06/19/2024

The Common snapping turtle is the largest species of turtle in Ohio, with some full-grown individuals weighing well over 35 pounds. While ...
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Wildlife Wednesday 06/12/2024

Happy #WildlifeWednesday! Known for its striking yellow and pink coloration, thick wooly body, and fuzzy antennae, the rosy maple moth is a ...
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Snapping Turtle

The common snapping turtle is a nocturnal reptile found in southern Canada from Alberta to Nova Scotia and throughout the eastern two-thirds ...
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Wildlife Wednesday 06/05/2024

Leaves of three, let it be. It’s #WildlifeWednesday and we are talking about poison ivy. Poison ivy is a common perennial vine ...
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Slow Mow Summer

The balanced way: Slow Mow Summer Slow Mow Summer is a great way for communities to explore new lawn care habits that ...
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Wildlife Wednesday 05/29/2024

Happy #WildlifeWednesday! This week we are talking about waterfowl! It is the delightful time of year known as “baby bird season” and ...
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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.