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  • At-a-Glance
  • What to Look For
  • Natural Features
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  • 44 - Edison Woods MetroPark

    Erie MetroParks
    10186 Ceylon Rd (SR 61)
    Berlin Heights, OH 44014

    419.625.7783

    Public Access

    Open daily, dawn until dusk

    Amenities

    Hiking Trails, Restrooms (seasonally), Picnic Area, Handicap Accessible Trails

    GPS Coordinates

    N 41º 20'24.87"; 82º 29'36.92"

    Driving Directions

    From State Route 2, east of Huron, exit South onto State Route 61. The parking lot is about two miles down on the east side, before ascending the hill. Look carefully as the entrance is easy to miss.

    What to Look For

    Owned and managed by Erie MetroParks, the 1,300-acre Edison Woods Preserve is one of the largest contiguous blocks of woodland in the region. As such, it harbors a great diversity of forest-breeding birds such as Pileated Woodpecker, Acadian Flycatcher, Wood Thrush, Hooded Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush, and Scarlet Tanager. The forested areas of the preserve can also be great for migrant songbirds both spring and fall. Grasslands are also present, and these support several species of nesting sparrows and other grassland birds, and can harbor Northern Harrier and Short-eared Owl in winter.

    Natural Features

    Nearly 500 species of plants have been identified on the site to date, and the spring wildflowers are impressive. The very rare long-bracted orchid, Coeloglossum viride, has been found, as has the equally rare common oak fern, Gymnocarpium dryopteris.