Fall Events and Programs!

Join us for our new and exciting educational events and programs!

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


Run Wild! 2024

Apr 20, 2024 8:00AM—12:00PM

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

Ales for Trails

Apr 06, 2024 1:00PM—4:00PM

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

Night Out With Nature at Hoodletown Brewing Company: Naturally Native

Mar 15, 2024 6:00PM—8:00PM

Hoodletown Brewing Company 424 W 3rd St Dover, OH 44622

Wilderness Wanderings

TWC Blog


The coyote is a fascinating creature.  Not native to Ohio, coyotes originally called the open deserts and prairies of the West home.  ...
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Wildlife Wednesday 02/28

Happy #WildlifeWednesday! It is the time of year when we observe, appreciate, and celebrate Ohio’s state amphibian (and a TWC mascot), the ...
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2024 February Full Moon

“The full snow moon will rise to see what once were fields of hay, She’ll gaze upon the barren rows, snowed in ...
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Wildlife Wednesday 02/21

Being in nature can be very magical to many people. There has even been a history of different mythical beings that live ...
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Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights)

The dancing ribbons of light called aurora borealis or northern lights have mesmerized people for millennia. Galileo named these dancing lights "aurora ...
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Wildlife Wednesday 02/14

Happy #WildlifeWednesday! It is Valentine’s Day and love is in the air, especially for coyotes! Today marks the peak of coyote mating ...
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Little Brown Bats 02/09

The nocturnal little brown bat is one of Ohio’s 13 native bat species.  It is found in North America from the Alaskan ...
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Wildlife Wednesday 02/07

Happy #WildlifeWednesday! While bird migration during spring and fall can be thrilling with colorful warblers, rarities for your life list, and huge ...
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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.