Seymour Woods State Natural Area

Seymour Woods State Natural Area

Winter Road Delaware, Ohio 43015

Seymour Woods State Natural Area webpage

About this Location

Seymour Woods contains deep ravines cut into steep shale cliffs, heavily wooded ridge tops, and open fields in various stages of succession. Oak-hickory associations dominate the upper portions but give way to sycamore, elm, maple, and willow in the valley lowlands.

  • Spring woodland wildflowers
  • Oak-hickory woodland
  • Parking outside the gate
  • Trail system

Many woodland wildflower species, such as harbinger-of-spring, trillium, bloodroot, and spring beauties, launch the year’s floral display, while in the open fields goldenrods, ironweed, and asters close out the season.

The preserve was a gift to the Division of Natural Areas and Preserves from Columbus attorney, James O. Seymour in 1972.

Located in Delaware County, north of Columbus on US-23 about 8 miles north of I-270; proceed west on Winter Road; the preserve is located .75 mile on the right. Park outside the gate and walk to the trails.

No restroom facilities.

Content from Seymour Woods State Natural Area webpage