Nature Preserves

Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary

The Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary is a 482-acre former fish farm is located along the Mill Creek corridor in Beaver Township, and supports a diverse array of aquatic, wetland, and upland habitats.

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Vickers Nature Preserve

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.

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Sebring Woods

Sebring Woods consists primarily of floodplain forest and wooded wetlands interspersed with open marsh and upland habitats.

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Collier Preserve

Located in Boardman Township, the Collier Preserve consists of over 300 acres of upland and wetland habitats.

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MetroParks Farm Natural Areas

Over 150 acres of land at the Farm consists of woodland, meadow, shrub thicket, pond, and wetland habitats. Two small tributaries to Indian Run also flow throughout the Farm fields.

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McGuffey Wildlife Preserve

This 78-acre retreat is located on McGuffey Road in Coitsville Township.

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Hitchcock Woods

Hitchcock Woods is a densely wooded preserve spanning the Mill Creek corridor south of Boardman-Canfield Rd. (Route 224) in Boardman Township.

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Sawmill Creek Preserve

Sawmill Creek is a major tributary entering the Meander Reservoir, and protection of this important resource is one of the reasons that the Sawmill Creek Preserve was established.

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Egypt Swamp Preserve

This 57-acre preserve is comprised of wetlands, ponds, streams, and floodplains.

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