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Irwin Prairie State Nature Preserve

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Address: Bancroft Street, Toledo, OH
Activities: Hiking

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Prairie!

Wow this place was fantastic! If you love wildflowers this was the place to be. Trilliums and Wood Betonies as well as native Honeysuckles!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Gap, Pennsylvania
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Gap, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Wow this place was fantastic! If you love wildflowers this was the place to be. Trilliums and Wood Betonies as well as native Honeysuckles!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

A carefully protected piece of a very endangered habitat. From the parking lot, a boardwalk without handrails stretches out across the property, touching all of the significant environments located there. I am handicapped and need a cane to walk, but found this walk easy, as the boardwalk was wide. It crosses a road, then ends at a lake at an... More 

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Holland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

This is a great place to walk on the boardwalk through marshes. It's a place that every nature lover should visit. While you're there you feel like you're a long way from civilization and have a chance to see wildlife as it should be viewed. It is well kept and worth the trip.

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Waterville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

I love this boardwalk trail through marshes. One of the hidden gems of northwest Ohio. Walk with your camera in the snow during winter or during a summer evening and it's gorgeous with lots of great shots.

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Toledo, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

Irwin Prairie is a small nature preserve. It is one of the few remaining wet sedge meadows left in Ohio. A 1 1/4 mile long, well built boardwalk takes you through the preserve. Best viewing times are in July and August to see the summer wildflowers. Because the ground is usually wet and has standing water be sure to bring... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2004

While a small preserve the summer months provide some beautiful flowers and vegetation. The neighboring Metropark offers even more exploration and trails. Located off Bancroft street. http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/dnap/location/irwin_prairie.html

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