Oakwoods Nature Preserve

Oakwoods Nature Preserve

1400 Oakwoods Lane Findlay, Ohio 45840

Official Website
Oakwoods Nature Preserve map

Tips for Birding

Oakwoods Nature Preserve is excellent in spring and fall for warblers. The area at the base of the overlook and the outlet ditch between the two small fields on the west side of Shank Lake are frequently productive for bird watching. This preserve provides pretty standard birding in the summer and is notably quiet in the winter. In winter, activity is usually centered around the feeder at the Oakwoods Discovery Center.

About this Location

Oakwoods Nature Preserve is a 227.5-acre outdoor complex that contains diverse habitats, nature trails, and two lakes—all anchored by the Richard S. “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center. Wetlands, woodlands, and prairie create a place for discovery and form a natural attraction full of seasonal beauty that supports wildlife, environmental education, and nature-based outdoor recreation.

Notable Trails

Oakwoods Nature Preserve Trails
The Oakwoods Nature Preserve has 3.75 miles of trails.
Meadowlark Trail – 1.7 miles
Aurans Run Trail – 0.95 miles
Shank Lake Trail – 0.25 miles
Prairie Trail – 0.18 miles
McKinley Trail – 0.45 miles
Boardwalk – 0.2 miles


  • Restrooms on site

Content from Official Website and Bob Sams