Birding from your vehicle
There are many locations, especially in rural counties, where you can view birds from your vehicle. Rural roads through agricultural lands, state forests and wildlife areas, “skypools” that form after a rain, airport runways near public roads, cemeteries, all are examples of places you can do roadside birding. Safety first
Please use care when birding these locations. When you stop, pull off as far as you are able. Use flashers when there is traffic. If you park to get out of your vehicle, park at a pull off or on the berm completely off the pavement. Many of these locations are on roads that traverse privately owned land. Do not enter a private property without permission.
Also, see the list of hotspot locations which have handicap accessible facilities.
Brush Creek State Forest--Coffee Hollow
Brush Creek State Forest--Douglas Rd.
Brush Creek State Forest--Hackelshin Rd.
Edge of Appalachia Preserve--Abner Hollow Rd.
Shawnee State Forest (Adams Co.)
Shawnee State Forest--Churn Creek Rd.
Shawnee State Forest--Lower Twin Creek Rd.
Tranquility Wildlife Area
Ridge Rd., Delphos
Artesian Lake (view from roadside only)
Ashland Co. Rd. 1950
Charles Mill Lake Park
Mohican State Forest
Mohicanville Dam--Mohican Township Rd. 2250
Montgomery Township Rd. 1600
Perrysville Union Cemetery
Saint John Cemetery, Lakeville
Saint Peters Cemetery
Ashtabula County Fairgrounds
Ashtabula Towne Square Pond (view from roadside only)
Conneaut Wildlife Area
Dorset Wildlife Area
Dorset Wildlife Area--Footville-Richmond Rd.
Dorset Wildlife Area--Kyle Rd. East
Dorset Wildlife Area--Kyle Rd. West
Dorset Wildlife Area--Tower Rd. Scrub and Woods
Dorset Wildlife Area--Tower Rd. Wetland
I-90 Ohio Welcome Center
Kyle Rd. Ponds (view from roadside only)
Northeast Ohio Regional Airport
Pymatuning High Banks
Pymatuning SP--Causeway Parking Lot
Turkey Creek Metropark
McAfee Rd., Athens
Strouds Run SP
Waterloo State Forest--Driving Loop
Wayne National Forest--Utah Ridge
Grand Lake Saint Marys SP--Entrance and Campground
Saint Marys State Fish Hatchery
US-33 Auglaize Rest Area Eastbound
US-33 Auglaize Rest Area Westbound
Briar Wood Rd. (view from roadside only)
Grant Lake Wildlife Area
Indian Creek Wildlife Area--Snowhill Rd.
Indian Creek Wildlife Area--Turner Rd.
Four Mile Creek MetroPark--Sycamore Bluffs Boat Ramp
I-75 Monroe Rest Area Northbound
IKEA Mill Creek Pond
Ross Gravel Pit
Woodsdale Rd. Gravel Pit (view from roadside only)
Bellflower Rd. (view from roadside only)
Fargo Rd. (view from roadside only)
Leesville Lake Wildlife Area
Leesville Lake--Autumn Rd. (view from roadside only)
Leesville Lake--Bramble Rd. and Dove Rd. (view from roadside only)
Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg
OH-4 at Hawk Rd. Wetland
Oakdale Cemetery, Urbana
ALDI Distribution Center Pond
Buck Creek SP
Buck Creek SP--Boat Launch
Buck Creek SP--Picnic Area and Disc Golf Course
Buck Creek SP--RV Camping Area
Clark County Fairground--Gravel Pits
Crystal Lake, Medway
Eagle City Rd. Borrow Pits (view from roadside only)
Greenlawn Cemetery, South Charleston
Moorefield Rd. (view from roadside only)
North Fork Little Miami River--Crabill Rd.
Old Columbia St. Cemetery
Osborn Rd. Gravel Pits
Saint Bernard Cemetery
Saint Charles Borromeo Cemetery
South River Rd., South Charleston
Upper Valley Mall
East Fork SP--Bantam Rd.
East Fork SP--Bethel Concord Rd. Area
East Fork SP--Camping Area
East Fork SP--Dam
East Fork SP--Flood Plain
East Fork SP--Harsha Lake Dam Boat Ramp, Retzler Rd.
East Fork SP--Ninnichuck Rd. Area
East Fork SP--North Boat Ramp
East Fork SP--Reisinger Rd. Boat Ramp
East Fork SP--Tate Boat Ramp
East Fork SP--Tunnel Mill Boat Ramp
Rivers Edge Retention Pond
Woodland Mound Boat Launch
Caesar Creek Lake Wildlife Area--Young Rd.
Cowan Lake SP--Dam Area
Melvin Quarry Pits
Quarry Lake on Gleason Rd. (Clinton Co.)
Sugar Grove Cemetery
Fairmount Rd. and Lusk-Lock Rd.
Foundry Hill Rd.
Franklin Square Pond
Haiti Rd. Wetland
Lusk-Lock Rd. @ Little Beaver Creek
OH-39 @ OH-164 Intersection
Rowley Run Beaver Marsh
Smith Rd., Fredericktown
Woodland Cemetery, Salineville
Zepernick Wildlife Area--Ruff Pond
Clark Township Rd. 25
Conesville Coal Lands--Coshocton Co. Rd. 7 Pond
Coshocton Co. Rd. 368
Coshocton Co. Rd. 9
Newcastle Township Rd. 366
Sharrock Ridge Reclaimed Area
Shelly Gravel Pits
Fairview Cemetery, Galion
Stevens Rd. @ OH-98 (view from roadside only)
Bedford Reservation--Astorhurst Park
Calvary Cemetery, Garfield Heights
Chagrin River Rd. Pull Off
Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Olmsted Falls
Cleveland Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Cuyahoga River--I-480 Bridge
East Cleveland Township Cemetery
Erie Street Cemetery
Highland Park Cemetery
Holy Cross Cemetery
Jefferson Ave. Dead End
Lake View Cemetery
Lakefront Reservation--East 55th St. Marina
Lakefront Reservation--Edgewater Marina
Lakefront Reservation--Edgewater Park
Lakefront Reservation--Edgewater Park Perkins Beach Overlook
Lakefront Reservation--Gordon Park
Lakefront Reservation--Heritage Park
Lakewood Park Cemetery
Maple Ridge Cemetery
Monroe Street Cemetery
North Olmsted Community Park
Old Chestnut Grove Cemetery
Riverside Cemetery, Cleveland
Rocky River Reservation--Cedar Point Rd.
Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery
West Park Cemetery
Westlake Retention Basin
Whitehaven Memorial Park
Woodland Cemetery, Cleveland
Woodvale Union Cemetery
Wayne Lakes Village (view from roadside only)
Woods Rd. Wetland (view from roadside only)
Independence Dam SP
Oxbow Lake Wildlife Area
Riverside Cemetery, Defiance
Dublin Rd. Quarries (view from roadside only)
Oak Grove Cemetery, Delaware
Resurrection Cemetery, Lewis Center
Smith Preserve (view from roadside only)
Edison Woods MetroPark--Rose Mallow Pond
Lagoon Deer Park--North (view from roadside only)
Medusa Marsh--Barrett Rd.
OH-269 @ Erie Co. Rd. 175
Resthaven Wildlife Area
Saint Johns Cemetery, Milan
Coonpath Rd. Wetland (view from roadside only)
Mill Park Dr. Pond
Villages at Sycamore Creek Pond
Madison Mills Cemetery
Walnut Lake and Campgrounds
Brown Pet Cemetery
Clover Cemetery and Wetlands
Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus
Hall Rd. Intermittent Ponds
Haul Rd. Quarries (restricted access)
Jackson Pike Waste Water Treatment Plant
Saint Joseph Cemetery, Lockbourne
South Hamilton Rd.
Union Cemetery, Columbus--East
Union Cemetery, Columbus--West
Wesley Chapel Cemetery
Greenlawn Cemetery, Delta
Cheshire Gravel Pits
Swan Creek Bottoms
Geauga Co. Fairgrounds Parking Field
LaDue Reservoir--Auburn Rd.
LaDue Reservoir--OH-44 Boat Ramp
Little Punderson Lake
Middlefield Retention Ponds
Pekin Rd. Marsh
South Newbury Cemetery
Byron Rd. (view from roadside only)
Clifton Union Cemetery
Glen Forest Cemetery
Grape Grove Cemetery
Gravel Pit Rd.
Morris Bean Prairie (view from roadside only)
Old OH-42 Rd.
Peterson Rd. (view from roadside only)
Woodland Cemetery, Xenia
Salt Fork SP--Rd. 54
Arlington Memorial Gardens
Colerain Towne Centre
Great Miami River--Lost Bridge
Little Miami River--Elstun Rd.
Miami Whitewater Forest--Strimple Rd.
New Haven Cemetery
New Saint Joseph Cemetery
Old Saint Joseph Cemetery
Saint Rose Church River View
Schmidt Park and Boat Ramp
Sharon Woods Park--Meadow Drive
Shawnee Lookout--Boat Ramp
Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati
United American Cemetery
Walnut Hills Cemetery
Blue Rock Nature Preserve
Camp Berry (restricted access)
Lake Cascades (view from roadside only)
Maple Grove Cemetery, Findlay
West River Rd.--I-75 to Hancock Co. Rd. 139
Younger Property Grasslands (view from roadside only)
Hardin County Airport (view from roadside only)
Dickerson Church Rd.
Harrison State Forest
Lower Clearfork Swamp
Upper Clearfork Swamp
YMCA Camp Rd.
Fenwick Road Pond
Old Highland Stone Gravel Pits
Paint Creek Lake Wildlife Area (Highland Co.)
Paint Creek Lake Wildlife Area--Burgess Rd.
Paint Creek Lake Wildlife Area--Centerfield Rd.
Paint Creek Lake Wildlife Area--Cope Rd.
Rocky Fork SP--Campground
Rocky Fork SP--Fishing Wharf
Rocky Fork SP--North Beach Marina
Rocky Fork SP--Plum Run Bridge
Rocky Fork SP--South Beach and Boat Ramp
Enterprise Iles Rd.
Bunker Hill (view from roadside only)
Holmes Co. Rd. 168
Holmes Co. Rd. 207
Holmesville Marsh (view from roadside only)
Killbuck Marsh Wildlife Area (Holmes Co.)
Killbuck Township Rd. 92
Oak Hill Cemetery--Millersburg
Odell Lake (view from roadside only)
Redett Rd., Fredericksburg
Trail Bottom Valley (view from roadside only)
Celeryville Muck Crop Fields (view from roadside only)
Exchange Rd.--US-250 to OH-162
Greenwood Cemetery, Willard
Maple Grove Cemetery, Plymouth
New London Reservoir
Riverside Cemetery, Monroeville
Saint Joseph Cemetery, Monroeville
Wakeman Township Cemetery
Weis Rd. Wetlands
Willard Marsh Wildlife Area
Woodlawn Cemetery, Norwalk
Grassy Fork Bottoms, Jackson Co. Rd. 2
Tabernacle Rd. Marsh
Pleasant Hill Rd., Richmond (view from roadside only)
Short Creek Marshland
Krause Rd., Centerburg
Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park
Fairport Nursery Rd.
Great Lakes Mall
Mentor Lagoons Marina and Canoe Trails
Mentor Municipal Cemetery
Painesville Township Park
Riverside Commons Dr.
Smith Rd., Waite Hill
Sunset Park, Willoughby
Willoughby Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Willoughby Village Cemetery
Lawrence Chapel-Okey Wetlands
Proctorville Driving Range
Woodland Cemetery, Coal Grove
Horns Hill Park
Infirmary Mound Park
Newell Recreation Preserve
Welsh Hills Cemetery
Indian Lake SP--Moundwood Boat Ramp
Myeerah Nature Preserve
US-33 Huntsville Rest Area Eastbound
US-33 Huntsville Rest Area Westbound
Black River Wharf Boat Launch
Calvary Cemetery, Lorain
East Lorain St. Roadside Park
Lorain County Regional Airport--Russia Rd.
Lorain Harbor--Boat Ramp Hotwaters
Lorain Harbor--Fishing Pier
Menards Retention Pond
New Russia Township Cemetery
OH-2 Lorain Rest Area Nature Trail Eastbound
OH-2 Lorain Rest Area Nature Trail Westbound
Ridge Hill Cemetery
Sheffield Lake Boat Ramp and Beach
Wellington Upground Reservoir
Westwood Cemetery and Oberlin Country Club
119th St., Point Place
Amolsch Ditch @ Lallendorff Rd.
Anchor Point Rd.
Bay View Park
Calvary Cemetery, Toledo
Cedar Point Rd.
Decant Rd. @ Seaman Rd.
Elliston Rd. @ Veler Rd.
Forest Cemetery, Toledo
Maumee Bay SP--Campground
Metzger Marsh Wildlife Area
Metzger Marsh--Bono Rd. Entrance
Metzger Marsh--Causeway Viewing Areas
North Yondota Rd.
Oak Openings Preserve Metropark
Oak Openings--Girdham Rd. @ Reed Rd.
Oak Openings--Girdham Rd. @ Sager Rd.
Oak Openings--Jeffers Rd.
Oak Openings--Manore Rd.
Oak Openings--Reed Rd.
Oak Openings--Waterville Swanton Rd.
Ottawa NWR--Veler Rd.
Ottawa NWR--Wildlife Drive (Lucas Co.)
Park Colony Rd.
Point Place Lighthouse
Resurrection Cemetery, Toledo
Sandhill Crane Wetlands
Swan Creek Cemetery
Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo
Deer Creek Township Cemetery
Foster Chapel Cemetery
I-70 South Vienna Rest Area
William Lucas Rd.
Berlin Lake--Mill Creek Recreation Area Campground
Bricker Homestead Walking Park
Bull Creek @ Lipply Rd. (view from roadside only)
Lake Milton SP--Pointview Boat Launch
Lake Milton SP--Robinsons Point
Lake Milton--Charley Run
Lake Milton--Henry Meshel Picnic Area
Lake Milton--Mahoning Ave. Causeway
Meander Reservoir--Mahoning Ave.
Big Island Wildlife Area
Marion Tallgrass Trail--Holland Rd. Trailhead
Sager Rd. @ Groundhog Rd.
Camp Rd., Homerville
Chippewa Lake Park--Boat Ramp
Chippewa Lake Park--Krabill Lodge
Friendsville Rd. Gravel Pits (view from roadside only)
Garden Isle Rd.
Greenwich Rd., Homerville
Hinckley Reservation--West Drive Scenic Overlook
Killbuck Lakes Park
Lake Rd. Sod Farm
Spencer Lake Wildlife Area
Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina
Woodlawn Cemetery, Lodi
Coldwater Wastewater Treatment Plant
Grand Lake Saint Marys SP--Montezuma Boat Ramp
Grand Lake Saint Marys SP--Windy Point
Dye Mill Gravel Pits
Fishers Grove Rest Area
Fly Rest Area
Moraine Country Club--Southern Blvd. Viewing
Research Blvd. Ponds (Montgomery Co.)
West Carrollton Barrett Gravel Pit
Woodland Cemetery, Dayton
Smith Rd. Grasslands (view from roadside only)
Blooming Grove Cemetery
Bryn Zion Cemetery
Kathryn Sheedy Sanctuary
Maple Grove Cemetery, Chesterville
River Cliff Union Cemetery
Steam Corners Cattle Feedlot (view from roadside only)
Yoker Valley Rd. (view from roadside only)
OH-2 @ Russell Rd.
OH-2 La Carpe Creek Rest Area
Ottawa NWR--Adam Grimm Prairie
Ottawa NWR--Boss Unit
Ottawa NWR--Entrance Pool
Ottawa NWR--Kontz Unit, Bodi and Lemon Roads
Ottawa NWR--Little Portage Unit (view from roadside only)
Ottawa NWR--Ottawa-Lucas Co. Rd. (Ottawa Co.)
Ottawa NWR--Wildlife Drive (Ottawa Co.)
Stange Rd. @ Krause Rd.
Stange Rd. @ W. Walbridge East Rd.
Union Cemetery, Oak Harbor
Yetter Rd. Fishing Access
Paulding Co. Rd. 146
Paulding Sewage Lagoons (view from roadside only)
Clayton Township Rd. 217
Perry Co. Rd. 112
Perry State Forest
Forest Cemetery, Circleville
Pickaway County Airport
Southern Point Pond (view from roadside only)
OH-32 Pike Rest Area
Berlin Lake Wildlife Area
Berlin Lake Wildlife Area--Fewtown Rd.
I-76 Portage Rest Area Eastbound
I-76 Portage Rest Area Westbound
Johnson Rd., Kent
Standing Rock Cemetery
West Branch SP--East Boat Ramp, Gilbert Rd.
West Branch SP--Knapp Rd.
West Branch SP--Rock Spring Rd.
West Branch SP--West Boat Ramp
Hueston Woods SP--Beach
Hueston Woods SP--Marina
Woodland Trails Wildlife Area
Clear Fork Reservoir--Gass Rd. Dam and Spillway (view from roadside only)
Gatton Rock Rd.
Greenlawn Cemetery, Crestline
Greenlawn Cemetery, Plymouth
Lantz Cemetery and Prince of Peace Catholic Cemetery
Little Washington Cemetery
Mansfield City Cemetery
Mansfield Lahm Airport and Vicinity
Mount Hope Cemetery
Mount Zion Cemetery, Lucas
Oak Grove Memorial Park
Odd Fellows Cemetery
Pioneer Rest Cemetery
Urwin Parkway Wetland (view from roadside only)
Windsor Park Cemetery
Paint Creek Lake Wildlife Area (Ross Co.)
Spencer Rd. Pond
Three Locks Rd.
Billman Rd., York Township Rd. 219
Bonham Rd., York Township Rd. 205
Coonrod Rd. Wetlands
Dickinson St. Retention Pond
Ohio Turnpike--Erie Islands Service Plaza
Ohms Rd. Private Wetlands (view from roadside only)
Pickerel Creek Wildlife Area--Pearson Rd.
Pickerel Creek Wildlife Area--Sandusky Co. Rd. 232
Saint Joseph Cemetery, Fremont
Sandusky Co. Rd. 202
Sandusky Co. Rd. 244
Greenlawn Cemetery, Tiffin
Roy Myers Rd., Thompson Township Rd. 80
Seneca Co. Rd. 34
Alabama Avenue Southwest
Alliance City Cemetery
Carnation Mall Swamp
Greer Ave. Gravel Pit
Lawndell Rd. Southwest
Navarre Bethlehem Community Park
North Lawn Cemetery
West Lawn Cemetery
Akron Fulton Airport--Akron Skate Park
Cascade Valley Metro Park--Valley View Area
Chestnut Hill Memorial Park
Crown Hill Cemetery
Cuyahoga Valley NP--Bath Rd.
Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Akron
Hillside Memorial Park
Nimisila Reservoir--Parking Lot C1 and Boat Ramp
Plaza at Chapel Hill Shopping Center
Rose Hill Burial Park
Summit County Fairgrounds Parking Area
Wolf Creek, Norton
Belmont Park Cemetery
Grand River Wildlife Area
Grand River Wildlife Area--Coffee Creek Wetlands
Grand River Wildlife Area--Curtis Middlefield Rd.
Grand River Wildlife Area--Dead Branch Wetlands
Grand River Wildlife Area--Hoffman Norton Rd. South of OH-88
Mahoning River Pull-Off, First St. @ Ticknor Ave.
Meander Reservoir (Trumbull Co.)
Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area
Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area--Chaffee Dodgeville Rd.
Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area--Durst-Colebrook Rd.
Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area--Gardner-Barclay Rd.
Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area--Hoagland-Blackstub Rd.
Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area--Mahan Denman Rd. (view from roadside only)
Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area--Mahan-Denman Boat Launch
Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area--Mallard Pond (view from Mahan Denman Road only)
Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area--North Park Ave., Townline Rd.
Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area--Penniman Rd.
Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area--Wood Duck Marsh (restricted access)
Mosquito Lake SP--Campground
Mosquito Lake--Hillside Cemetery and Boat Launch
Mosquito Lake--OH-305 Boat Launch
Sager Memorial Cemetery
Shenango Wildlife Area
Shenango Wildlife Area--Milligan Rd.
Trumbull County Fairgrounds
Beartown Rd. Pond
Dundee Fields (view from roadside only)
Gnadenhutten Mine Pits (view from roadside only)
Leihley Hill Rd. (view from roadside only)
Darby Township Cemetery
Jerome Township Rest Area
Maple Dell Cemetery
Mount Herman Cemetery
Oakdale Cemetery, Marysville
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Cemetery
Saint Johns Cemetery, Marysville
US-33 Union Rest Area Eastbound
Van Wert County
Middle Point Lake (view from roadside only)
Old McArthur Rd. Wetlands
Vinton County Airport Pond
Caesar Creek Lake Wildlife Area--New Burlington Rd.
Caesar Creek SP--Campground
Caesar Creek SP--Furnas Shore Boat Ramp
Caesar Creek SP--North Pool Boat Ramp
I-71 Lebanon Rest Areas
Otterbein-Lebanon Retirement Community Retention Ponds
Derby Rd. and Buchanan Rd.
Former Shelly Gravel Pit
Muskingum River Rd.
Back Orrville Rd. Pond
Black Diamond Rd. Marsh
Clay Plant Rd.
Fairview Cemetery, Shreve
Fox Lake Rd.
Funk Bottoms Wildlife Area--Funk Rd.
Killbuck Marsh Wildlife Area (Wayne Co.)
Killbuck Marsh Wildlife Area--Cemetery Rd.
Killbuck Marsh Wildlife Area--Clark Rd.
Killbuck Marsh Wildlife Area--Force Rd. East
Killbuck Marsh Wildlife Area--Force Rd. West
Killbuck Marsh Wildlife Area--Messner Rd.
Killbuck Marsh Wildlife Area--Valley Rd. North
Killbuck Marsh Wildlife Area--Valley Rd. South
Killbuck Marsh Wildlife Area--Willow Rd.
McAfee Rd., Wooster
Overton Rd. Ponds
Pine Tree Barn Lake
Shreve Oak Grove Cemetery
Browns Recreation Lake (view from roadside only)
Lake La Su An Wildlife Area
Ohio Turnpike--Indian Meadow Service Plaza Westbound
Bairdstown Wildlife Production Area (view from roadside only)
National Lime and Stone Quarry (view from roadside only)
Warpole Creek Fields
Wyandot Co. Rd. 29
Wyandot County Landfill Wetlands (view from roadside only)