The parking lot is spacious, flat and surrounded by bushes and trees, and accessible for stationary birding. The loop trail is flat and grassy at the start, but switches to earth/detritus with lots of acorns, hickory nuts and tree roots, and is not fully accessible. There are boardwalk bridges across Fish Creek at two locations. Leaves obscure the trail in places, however, the understory is fairly open making the park easy to navigate.
Sebring Woods is located in the Village of Sebring in Smith Township and is the MetroParks’ westernmost location in Mahoning County. Situated at the intersection of Courtney Road and North Johnson Road, this 39-acre preserve was established in 2010 with a grant through the Clean Ohio Conservation Fund. Sebring Woods consists primarily of floodplain forest and wooded wetlands interspersed with open marsh and upland habitats. Fish Creek, a tributary to the Mahoning River, meanders through the property and helps create and maintain the wet conditions throughout the year. The property contains a 0.7-mile hiking trail, which allows visitors to experience these various habitats and conditions.
In May 2010, staff and volunteers from the MetroParks, Cleveland Museum of Natural History and Northeast Ohio Naturalists performed an inventory of Sebring Woods and discovered three plant species that had not been previously documented in Mahoning County. Other rare plants and insects were also observed, as well as a large variety of more common wildflowers and songbirds. Pretty remarkable for such a small preserve!
Parking is available off of North Johnson Road and hiking is permitted; there are no restroom facilities available on-site.
No restroom facilities.
Content from Sebring Woods webpage and Chris Lamb