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.

Please help us protect this unique place. Access into Ansel’s Cave is restricted, but you may find exclusive seasonal opportunities to explore this sensitive area with a naturalist by searching Programs & Activities above.

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
CANCELLED: Geauga Walkers Holiday Lunch The West Woods 12/08/2020 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm Free
CANCELLED: Elderberries: Meet John Muir! The West Woods 12/10/2020 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Free
Walking in a Winter Wonderland The West Woods 12/12/2020 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Free
Coffee with the Birds The West Woods 12/13/2020 8:00 am - 9:00 am Free
Coffee with the Birds The West Woods 12/13/2020 9:30 am - 10:30 am Free
Coffee with the Birds The West Woods 12/13/2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Free
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