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Irwin Prairie State Nature Preserve

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Bancroft Street, Toledo, OH 43528-8851
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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 7 September 2017
via mobile
Map it didn't work!

If I made it there it was a 1. Mapped it through trip advisor and ended up in a seemingly bad area... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
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6 Sep 2017
“Beautiful waves of prairie grasses”
30 Mar 2017
“Hidden Gem”
Bancroft Street, Toledo, OH 43528-8851
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Reviewed 7 September 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.

1  Thank NMStoryteller
Reviewed 6 May 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.

Thank heather a
Reviewed 31 March 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.

Thank Christopher D
Reviewed 23 August 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.

Thank julieindisguise
Reviewed 24 April 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.

Thank Andrea L
Reviewed 27 October 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

Thank beffers2013
Reviewed 27 May 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!

1  Thank PamDFisher
Reviewed 4 September 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

2  Thank David S
Reviewed 8 December 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

Thank vkngprints
Reviewed 21 May 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.

1  Thank David B
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