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Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center

The Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center consists of people, programs, and places that work together to provide opportunities for learning about and enjoying nature.

Visit us at the Nature Center, where you can take a hike on the trails or a walk on the boardwalk, sit on a bench and smell the wildflowers or pet the farm animals, all while feeling the peace that only comes with such a natural area.

  • The Nature Center is free and open to the public.
  • The trails are open from dawn to dusk every day. View the trail map here.
  • The Visitors Center and Bird Observatory are open all year. View their schedules here
  • The Nature Center provides accessibility for persons with disabilities. 
  • The Nature Center is constantly making improvements to trails and facilities. See the new bridge as part of the 2018 trail project here.

COVID-19 Update

The Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center’s Visitors Center is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday afternoons from 1-5 p.m. beginning March 1st. Restrictions apply for entrance to the Visitors Center: face covering required, one point of entrance, two points of exit, ten people maximum occupancy. We ask visitors to continue to be mindful of the State of Ohio’s COVID-19 orders and protocols. Hours will be extended on weekends (1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday) beginning April 3rd.

The trails remain open from sunrise to sunset daily. Anyone who decides to visit is asked to follow public health guidelines available at Additionally, visitors are expected to follow the Nature Center’s visitor guidelines published on trail maps and trail posts throughout the property to ensure a safe, courteous, and pleasant experience for visitors and wildlife.

Trail maps and newsletters are now available outside the north entrance to the Visitors Center.

Program offerings are available with limited enrollment and registration required. See our newsletter for details.

Questions, comments, or requests from the community may be directed to the Nature Center staff by phone (330-823-7487), email (, or social media (Facebook and Instagram). The staff are willing to remotely assist community members with plant/wildlife identifications from the region, answer questions about regional plants/wildlife, and assist teachers and parents of our local school students.

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