The West Woods

Location

9465 Kinsman Road (Rt. 87)
Russell & Newbury Townships

Hours

Open 6 am until 11 pm today

The West Woods Nature Center
Open 10 am until 4:30 pm

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Trail Maps

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Learn while you explore Get to know nature

This 902-acre park protects the historic sandstone ledges of Ansel’s Cave, Silver Creek and its watershed, extensive wetlands and mature forests. The West Woods Nature Center is a popular attraction with its large wildlife feeding area and hands-on interpretive displays. Nine trails total 6.95 miles. Its name come from a story published in 1885: A.G. Riddle’s The Young Sugar Makers of The West Woods, which takes place at this very location.

The West Woods Facilities

Facilities

With a nature center and a nature store, The West Woods is a place like no other in Geauga County.

The West Woods Trails

Trails

The West Woods is home to a wide variety of activity trails for hiking, skiing and horseback riding.

Toad at The West Woods

Habitat

Make a day of exploring The West Woods' wildlife and you still may not see it all.

What to do at The West Woods Upcoming Programs

Event Location Date Time Fee
Bird Banding Hotline The West Woods 01/02/2019 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Free
Frog Fest & Salamander Run Call List The West Woods 03/01/2019 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm Free
Art Stamp Monogram Workshop The West Woods 03/22/2019 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm $24.00
Maple Town Tune Traders The West Woods 03/28/2019 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Free
Herons of Bath Road Van Trip The West Woods 03/31/2019 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Free
Monarchs and Milkweed The West Woods 04/06/2019 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Free
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