South Elyria Road Wooster, Ohio 44691

Also, see all the hotspots at:
Funk Bottoms Important Bird Area
Funk Bottoms Birding Drive

Tips for Birding

About this Location

Blachleyville is at the crossroads of Blachleyville Road (OH-95) and Elyria Road. While not within the wildlife area itself, it is in the vicinity of Funk Bottoms Wildlife Area. Elyria Road going south from Blachleyville has views of Funk Bottoms. This is a busy road so use care when birding in the area. There are not many good places to pull off and observe birds in the marsh. There is room to park on McKee Road at the intersection with Elyria Road and view the marsh from there.

Located at 3875 South Elyria Road is a Scotts Miracle-Gro sod plant. Behind this property, Sandhill Cranes, shorebirds, and waterfowl can be found. Stay out if the plant is closed. If the plant is open, you can go inside and sign in to let them know you are there. Otherwise, you will be trespassing.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

Content from Ken Ostermiller and Ohio Ornithological Society

Last updated March 31, 2024