• Vickers Nature Preserve

This 262-acre preserve, acquired in 1993, is located on Akron-Canfield Road (Route 224) in Ellsworth Township. The Preserve is located between the Buckeye Horse Park to the south and Mahoning Valley Sanitary District (MVSD) property to the north. Vickers Nature Preserve consists of diverse habitats, including meadows, woodlands, wetlands, and ponds. There are also several small streams flowing through the Preserve that flow directly into Meander Creek just upstream of the Meander Reservoir. By preserving these stream habitats, Vickers Nature Preserve helps protect the drinking water resources relied on by nearly 220,000 Trumbull and Mahoning County residents.

An adequately sized parking lot allows park users to access the site for recreational and educational purposes. Hiking is permitted throughout the site, as is access to the Buckeye Horse Park Trail. Programs such as naturalist-guided nature hikes and educational programs are frequently held at this facility. Hiking is permitted; parking available at this facility, and restrooms are located at the Buckeye Horse Park.