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Baker Woods State Nature Preserve

Baker Woods is one of the best remaining old-growth forest remnants in northwest Ohio. It is named in honor of Lela Mae Baker of Coldwater who donated the property to the Division of Natural Areas and Preserves in 1992. There are numerous large trees including shagbark and shellbark hickories and bur, swamp white, white and chinquapin oaks, which dominate the forest canopy.

Portions of the preserve are wet through most of the year. The best times to visit are in autumn when it is relatively dry and mosquito-free or in early spring as the wildflowers are blooming.

  • Open 1/2 before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset
  • Stay on designated trails at all times
  • Pets are not permitted
  • No restrooms


1.3-mile loop hiking trail


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