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
Snowshoe Call List The West Woods 12/01/2018 8:00 am - 10:00 pm Free
Winter Solstice Celebration The West Woods 12/21/2018 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Free
Nature's Ornaments: Make it Yourself! The West Woods 12/23/2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Free
Grandparents in the Park: Feathered Friends The West Woods 12/27/2018 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Free
Maple Town Tune Traders The West Woods 12/27/2018 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Free
Wildlife in Winter (Ages 6-7) The West Woods 12/28/2018 10:00 am - 11:30 am Free
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