Come Visit!

TWC's Nature Center is open Tuesday - Saturday from 9:00am - 4:30pm and Sunday from 11:00am - 4:00pm.
We are located at: 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, Wilmot OH 44689

Getting Here and There

Main Location

9877 Alabama Ave. SW
Wilmot, OH 44689
330.359.5235
twc@wildernesscenter.org

Zoar Woods

Driving Directions:  Take County Rd. 82 south from Zoar or north from Dover. Turn west on Township Road 380 (Blacksnake Hill Rd.). At the fork, stay right to continue on Ruslin Hills Rd. The parking area will be 1/2 mile west of the fork on your right.

Know Before You Go

Trails at TWC are graveled, but unpaved, with moderate elevation changes. Leashed dogs are welcome at TWC on designated trails. Picnic shelters are available on a first come, first served basis. Outdoor restrooms are available when the building is closed. Access to the Nature Center is ADA compliant.

The Wilderness Center is located in the heart of Ohio's Amish country. When planning a visit, please be prepared to encounter horses, buggies, slow moving farm equipment, and pedestrians where you may not expect them. Drive cautiously and be alert.

Learn More

Leashed dogs are welcome at TWC on designated trails. All trails located to the east of Alabama Ave., across the road from the Nature Center, welcome dogs. See trail map for further details, and please be sure to pick up after your pet to help keep these trails enjoyable for all visitors.

Trail Map

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Nature Playscape

TWC's Nature Playscape is a playground built of natural materials that encourages children to use their imaginations and construct their own play. During Playscape Playdates a TWC naturalist will visit the Playscape for a few hours with additional materials to spark creativity and engage the inquisitive nature of children. The Nature Playscape is open daily, dawn to dusk, and features a large patio for adults to observe children, kids to take a break, and families to congregate. 

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TWC Gift Shop

The next time you visit TWC, be sure to stop and discover the unique items in our TWC Gift Shop! We work with numerous local artists who create beautifully crafted and nature-inspired products. With a wide selection of environmentally-friendly, useful and beautiful gifts to choose from, we're sure you will find something appealling.

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Wildlife Observation Room

The Wildlife Observation Room is the perfect spot to relax and watch our wildlife come to you! With multiple feeders and a beautiful water feature, there is always someone stopping in for a snack. While you enjoy the sights, you will also enjoy all of nature's sounds through our unique, outdoor microphone system which brings the birdsong indoors. TWC's Bird Club holds occasional events and programs here, so be sure to check our calendar for more details.  You can also see what's happening out here on our Live Feed.

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Astronomy Building

On the first Friday of every month, the Astronomy Club rolls back the roof on the our observatory for a public star watch. With an assortment of telescopes and a digital planetarium, you can immerse yourself in the wonder and beauty of our night sky.

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Animal Ambassadors

Be sure to stop by and visit our Animal Ambassadors. These rescued animals have found a home with the TWC education staff, along with the love and attention of classrooms full of children. You may even be lucky enough to catch them at feeding time!

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Scavenger Hunts and Activities

Try some of these fun activities the next time you are visiting!

Shelter & Room Rentals

TWC has 3 outdoor picnic pavilions which are available on a first come first serve basis. You can also reserve the pavilions for special occasions.  We also rent our conference room and classrooms for many different events. Please contact us for information, pricing, and availability.

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