Gorman Nature Center
Gorman Nature Center
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Zippy6
Mansfield, OH22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Very nice park with paths to walk and a pond with a walkway.
Enjoyed to view fro the top of the park. Nice cut trails would go again.
Written July 2, 2019
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Kimique
Deltona, FL617 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Family
A sweet spot for a beautiful day if you llike to walk. Inside there is a learning room and some aquariums with the known to the area critters like, frogs, snakes, turtles and birds.
Loved the little Owl. We had a teenager with us and he did not find it that exciting but the younger kids would enjoy it more. No admission fee but donation are accepted.
Written February 21, 2017
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Ellis B
37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2020 • Solo
I spend a lot of time wandering the paths. Be aware, when there as been rain it is rather muddy. There are fairy doors scattered all over the park. I started photos of the ones I find
Written April 29, 2020
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MemoryMaker5
Ohio1,160 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
Gorman Nature Center is a wonderful place to get out and enjoy nature, without having to drive too far. They have plenty of trails...through meadow with native grasses and wildflowers, and through forests with pines and hardwoods.

Their large pond is very nice with a walking path around, benches to sit and bird watch, and a long wooden walk across part of the water. You will see plenty of birds, frogs, fish and turtles.

Many education programs are held here all year around. And they have things available from little preschool age children to senior citizens.

Their nature center has animals, displays, and bathrooms. Dogs are welcome on a leash. There are picnic tables available and one large picnic shelter.
Written April 20, 2017
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Paul S
Marion1,516 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Family
Gorman is tucked between Lexington and Mansfield just off hwy 42. If you don't see the brown park entrance ahead signs it is easy to drive right by. A short drive of a football field length or so brings you to the fairly large parking lot (only two other cars on a winter weekday) and the Gorman Nature Center building/ Inside is a small bookshop which includes selections at half off, brochures, group meeting.training space, accessible flush restrooms, and various live and stuffed critters. My wife and I think any place with turtles is pretty neat. Walked down to see the covered bridge. The structure is kind of overkill for the crossing because the stream is a trickle maybe a foot wide and the bed is more of a shallow ditch than a deep gorge, but it is still fun to walk across and covered bridges always are a great photo op. Where I'm from there is also a tradition of kissing your sweetheart in the middle of the bridge. Anyway, trail was a little soggy after all the recent rain but in pretty good shape overall.for gravel and grass surfaces. Went on up towards the tower but turned back to the center when it started raining yet again. Will have to see the tower and the spring on the next visit.
Written January 25, 2017
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lchs65
Clarksburg, WV188 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
We stopped here around 7 a.m. There were no other people around except one man and his dog. We enjoyed hiking the grassy well-groomed trails which traversed both meadows and woods. The visitor center didn't open until 9 a.m. so we weren't able to go inside. There are accessible restrooms on the outside of the building and a covered picnic area. We heard frogs in the pond and saw numerous birds and small wildlife. There are benches near the pond where you can relax and enjoy the view. We will definitely stop again the next time we are in the area. There was no charge for the attraction.
Written July 22, 2016
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thomp1959
Delaware, OH704 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
I stopped with my wife and 3.9 YO son after visiting Kingwood Center in Mansfield (a must-see). The host in the visitor center was very attentive and give my son special attention, ensuring he got a good view of their many indoor live animal displays. There are many stuffed animals on display too. The host was very informative and had many educational insights.

The Center has many trails and despite rain and many days of recent rain, we ventured out on a couple of segments. Be aware the trails are not improved for the most part. We had to detour and backtrack for at least one trail when we encountered standing water a couple of inches deep. We endured mud or very soggy grass for most of our hike but we loved every minute. We spotted a turtle, an orange slug and a crayfish. The crayfish was over a hundred feet from the nearest pond if that gives an idea of how wet the area is from rain.
Written July 17, 2015
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TNF_12
Hockessin, DE240 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Couples
Gorman is a wonderful place to experience the different seasons, the terrain, flora and fauna of the North Central Ohio highlands. If you are lucky to live in this beautiful area, it is a great place to take a daily walk and get some exercise. If you are visiting the area and are looking for some peace and solitude, hiking one of the easy trails will not disappoint.

The park is free and open throughout the year. It is located on Route 42 in between Lexington and Mansfield. There are many easy trails that traverse the grasslands, marsh and the woodlands. My favorite walk starts at the parking area, goes by the pond through the fields, up the hill to the spring that feeds the stream that runs through the park., and then back down via the marsh.

The visitor center has some cool exhibits of local birds and reptiles.
Written January 4, 2015
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tthemickstar
Nottinghamshire, UK98 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
My first visit here - in the snow too haha. Place seemed a little disorganised - exhibits piled up everywhere in the museum bit, but staff friendly and helpful - when I found someone - they were a bit scattered. Not everything clearly labelled - what I took for a beaver, was in fact a groundhog haha. Duh...
Great that the local Gorman Family set this up and still support it.
Would be better i spring, summer or autumn. Or even in the fall haha.
English eh...?
Written February 15, 2018
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Kmast831
Mansfield, OH39 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
I absolutely Love taking pictures here, one of my favorite spots to take a walk! Also a great place for your dog to let out some much needed energy!!1
Written November 8, 2017
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