Estel Wenrick Wetlands

Estel Wenrick Wetlands

2855 Union Road Medway, Ohio 45341

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About this Location

Spend an afternoon roaming 255 rich acres of high-quality wetlands and woodlands. Estel Wenrick Wetlands trails provide paths through the preserve so that hikers, birdwatchers, and nature lovers can enjoy and explore this undisturbed natural environment. The Wetlands are a refuge for wildlife and feature many thriving species of indigenous Ohio waterfowl like the blue heron. It is flourishing with over 255 identified plant species, including the endangered Eastern Prairie Fringed Orchid, which blooms proudly among the vibrant flora.

In early spring, a large heron rookery at the Wenrick Wetlands is visible from Spangler Road. Sixty blue heron nests and a Cooper’s Hawk nest rest in the branches of two large trees.

The Estel Wenrick Wetlands Nature Preserve provides a casual opportunity for hikers and nature lovers to see a thriving wetland area. Located in Bethel Township, the 255-acre wetlands are part of the Clark County Park District. It is managed in partnership with B-W Greenway Community Land Trust.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

  • Roadside viewing

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Last updated February 15, 2023