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Irwin Prairie State Nature Preserve

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Many interesting animals and plants.

Many interesting animals and plants. Good for birds. Parking lot is on Bancroft St West of Irwin Rd.

Reviewed April 29, 2018
Kiwi P
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Toledo, Ohio
Beautiful waves of prairie grasses

Wonderful boardwalks keep your feet dry & the park accessible. Such a peaceful place. Not a lot of... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2017
NMStoryteller
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Ohio
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Apr 29, 2018
“Many interesting animals and plants.”
Sep 6, 2017
“Beautiful waves of prairie grasses”
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Many interesting animals and plants. Good for birds. Parking lot is on Bancroft St West of Irwin Rd.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Kiwi P
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful boardwalks keep your feet dry & the park accessible. Such a peaceful place. Not a lot of folks there. Butterflies, bees, prairie flowers in bloom. Acres of turkey foot grass which is gorgeous! Worth the walk.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed May 5, 2017 via mobile

If I made it there it was a 1. Mapped it through trip advisor and ended up in a seemingly bad area of town. Don't know if there is actually a nature preserve there or not.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank heather a
Reviewed March 30, 2017

I would love to rave on about all Irwin Prairie has to offer, the best is the solitude while you look and listen. Nowhere else on earth offers this unique environment, and I mean this literally, nowhere.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Christopher D
Reviewed August 22, 2016

I have been to this nature preserve several times during several seasons. I enjoy the boardwalk path. It is very level and easy walking for those who may have difficulty with inclines.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank julieindisguise
Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Visited in early april, not much growth but the birds were active. Very curious to see the widlife and growth once summer rolls in. Will be back.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank alewinski1023
Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is a no-frills nature walk. If you want to be surrounded by the "Black Swamp" the way it must have been a few hundred years ago, this is the place to see! A boardwalk takes you through a wandering trail of this natural area...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank beffers2013
Reviewed May 26, 2015

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

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank PamDFisher
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...More

Date of experience: August 2013
2  Thank David S
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....More

Date of experience: November 2012
Thank James K
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