Welcome To The Wilderness Center                           

Welcome to The Wilderness Center. We are a non-profit nature center in Northeast Ohio. We have 10 miles of hiking trails through old growth forest and prairies, passing a lake, pond, and look-out tower. Stop in at the Interpretive Building with a wonderful Nature Store, interactive Display Room, and Wildlife Observation Room. We also have an Astronomy Education Building with a Planetarium and Observatory. We are protecting 3,258 acres of forest, streams, prairie and farmlands. The Wilderness Center has been serving the community as the “go to” nature center for education and land conservation since 1964.

Ales for Trails

Beer just tastes better outdoors!  Come raise a glass with friends and see for yourself on Saturday, July 26th,  a fundraiser to support much needed, trail and bridge repairs.

Annual Campaign

Here’s how you can help the environment and inspire the next generation.

Summer Days Enrichment

For 25 years the Summer Days Enrichment program has been helping adults inspire their children and grandchildren to learn about nature

Earthly Delights Auction

Earthly Delights Auction to be held Thursday, September 25 at Gervasi Vineyards.


School & Youth Group Programs

Whether you are a teacher or other group leader, TWC offers nature exploration opportunities designed to help your children discover the world around them. Download our brochure now!

Foxfield Preserve

Foxfield Preserve is a nonprofit cemetery operated by The Wilderness Center, a nonprofit nature center and land trust. Your loved ones will walk beautiful nature trails as they visit a final resting place in a nature preserve.


Tune in for our Nature Podcasts hosted by Joann Ballbach and Gary Popotnik. We will be joined by nature specialists on topics each week!

Consulting Forestry

TWC Consulting Forestry is a professional consulting business that provides complete forest management and timber services for private landowners.


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