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The Nature Conservancy/Morgan Swamp

At more than 1,400 acres, The Nature Conservancy’s Morgan Swamp Preserve is one of the largest privately protected forested wetlands in Ohio. The preserve is home to an abundance of wetlands including swamps, bogs, beaver ponds and vernal pools. A rich diversity of plants and animals call it home, from the beautiful white calla lily to the tiny four-toed salamander hidden among the vernal pools. The preserve features 2.5 miles of easy-moderate trails. It is open for hiking, wildlife-watching, fishing and picnicking. Hours are year-round, dawn to dusk. Please note that the preserve is closed to the general public during deer hunting season. More information and directions can be found online. Photo by Ian Adams.