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  • Native Plant Month Speaker Series: Invasives: What the Heck??

    Apr 13, 2024 1:00PM—2:00PM

    The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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    Zac Justus, TWC Land Steward: “Invasives: What The Heck?” Invasive species have played a key role in 60% of global plant and animal extinctions and are expected to be a growing concern for land managers, park managers, farmers, and the public in the coming years. Our Land Steward Zac will explore what invasive species are,…

  • Native Plant Month Speaker Series: Developing a Forestry Stewardship Plan

    Apr 18, 2024 6:00PM—7:00PM

    The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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    Speaker: Adam Beichler, TWC Director of Forestry Join the forester for TWC Consulting Forestry for a brief presentation on the basics of developing a Forest Stewardship Plan on your property. Benefits of having a plan in place Tax savings programs Developing goals and Objectives Forest Assessment Identifying Issues Implementing the plan Where to buy native…

  • Run Wild! 2024

    Apr 20, 2024 8:00AM—12:00PM

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

    RUN WILD! ON THE TRAILS AT THE WILDERNESS CENTER! Join us in celebrating Earth Day with an early morning run/walk and experience the beauty of nature. Take on the 10K or 5K, or bring the whole family out for the 1Mile Fun Run! Your Run Wild! registration fee will support conservation and nature education efforts…

  • Native Plant Month Speaker Series: iNaturalist – A Powerful Tool for Identification, Education, Biodiversity, and Networking.

    Apr 27, 2024 1:00PM—2:00PM

    The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

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    Speaker: Timothy Frey iNaturalist – A powerful tool for identification, education, biodiversity and networking. In this workshop, we will introduce you to the iNaturalist app for identifying organisms in our environment. We will learn how to upload an observation to the iNaturalist database and tips to get a correct identification. We will learn the many…

Current & Upcoming

Night Hike: Spring Equinox

Mar 19, 2024 7:30PM—8:30PM

9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

  Enjoy a night hike at the Wilderness Center on the first day of spring.  Bring your red-light flashlight – white lights are not allowed on the trails at night. Don’t have a red-light flashlight? Bring your flashlight and we can make it red for you.  Hiking boots and weather appropriate attire are recommended.

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Backpackers’ and Dayhikers’ Club Meeting

May 17, 2024 7:00PM—8:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

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.  Anyone interested in hiking should come to one of our meetings and find out about our club. Those interested can also check out specific hikes on the Backpackers and Dayhikers' Club webpage.

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Backpackers’ and Dayhikers’ Club Meeting

Apr 19, 2024 7:00PM—8:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

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.  Anyone interested in hiking should come to one of our meetings and find out about our club. Those interested can also check out specific hikes on the Backpackers and Dayhikers' Club webpage.

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Backpackers’ and Dayhikers’ Club Meeting

Nov 17, 2023 7:00PM—8:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

Our program tonight is “Nature’s Wonders” and will be presented by Lynette Reiner of the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum.  Lynette will discuss the 7 natural wonders of the world, which includes the Great Barrier Reef, Grand Canyon, Northern Lights, and more. The seven natural wonders of the world were compiled by CNN.  The program…

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Backpackers’ and Dayhikers’ Club Meeting

Oct 20, 2023 7:00PM—8:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

Our program tonight is "Hike into Peru's Machu Picchu" and will be presented by world travelers and authors Chuck and Beth Hewett. The program will be followed by a snack/refreshment break and then a short business meeting.

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Guided Hike

Jun 10, 2023 1:00PM—2:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

  Our trails are not only beautiful, but they’re full of hidden ecology, too. Tune in to nature sounds and enjoy some fresh air on a medium length hike. Full of amazing discoveries, our hikes include seasonally relevant content including adaptations, ecological change, habitats, and the food web.

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Backpackers’ and Dayhikers’ Club Meeting

Jan 20, 2023 7:00PM—8:30PM

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

This is our annual planning meeting when members will choose dates for the year and plan hikes.  Snacks and refreshments will be provided, followed by a short business meeting. Any cost:  free Backpackers and Dayhikers is an organization for active adults. They typically schedule two or three dayhikes and one weekend backpacking trip each month, as well as…

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Six More Weeks of Winter Geocaching Hike

Feb 04, 2023 6:00PM—9:00PM

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

The Geocaching Club is hosting an evening winter hike to celebrate new geocaches on the trails for 2023.  Geocaching is a GPS-based hobby that can be played with a GPS device or smartphone.  Meet the group in the Lakeview Shelter from 6-9pm, sign in, and head out on the trails for some geocaching.  Hikes are…

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Night Hike and Telescopes

Feb 17, 2023 7:00PM—9:00PM

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

The night is alive at The Wilderness Center! Observe nocturnal wildlife undisturbed as we visit different habitats, experiencing the night with nature-friendly nightlights. Learn the importance of the dark sky to wildlife and humans alike as you reconnect with nature on a roughly 1-mile hike that engages your lesser used senses.  Following the hike, observe…

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Backpackers’ and Dayhikers’ Club Meeting

Feb 17, 2023 7:00PM—8:30PM

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

Program is ICELAND VOYAGE and will be presented by members Linda and Judy.  The program will be followed by a snack/refreshment break and then a short business meeting. Any cost:  free Backpackers and Dayhikers is an organization for active adults. They typically schedule two or three dayhikes and one weekend backpacking trip each month, as well as the…

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Past | Archive

Ales for Trails

Apr 06, 2024 1:00PM—4:00PM

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

TWC Common Thread Club Meeting

Apr 06, 2024 11:00AM—2:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

2024 Solar Eclipse

Apr 06, 2024 10:00AM—11:00AM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

Planetarium Show: Totality

Apr 06, 2024 11:30AM—12:30PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689

Star Watch with the TWC Astronomy Club

Apr 05, 2024 9:00PM—10:30PM

Astronomy Education Building at TWC 9877 Alabama Ave SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Planetarium Show: Totality

Apr 05, 2024 8:00PM—9:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave Wilmot, OH 44689