Conant Wildlife Area

About this Location

The 74-acre Conant Wildlife Area lies in northeast Ohio, southeastern Ashtabula County, and Hartsgrove Township. Located on Windsor-Mechanicsville Road, US-6 is less than one mile to the north, OH-534 is two miles to the west, and OH-45 is 2.5 miles to the east. The area has very little topography and, with the exception of two small creeks, is poorly drained. Eighty-five percent of the area is a second-growth forest with dominant species of ash, maple, red oak, and pin oak.

Two small tributaries to the Grand River flow through the area producing several acres of natural and beaver marshes. The area also shares its eastern and northeastern boundaries with the Rome State Nature Preserve.

The Conant Wildlife Area was purchased in 2006 to be used as a public hunting area. The area is now managed for public hunting.

There are many game animals found in the area including fox squirrels, wild turkeys, white-tailed deer, and cottontail rabbits. Furbearers such as mink, skunk, opossums, and muskrats are also present. Many species of nesting and migrating birds also use this area at different times of the year. The few wetland areas are also used by beaver, river otters, and migrating waterfowl with wood ducks being the dominant species.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

  • Roadside viewing

Content from Conant Wildlife Area webpage