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Milford Center Prairie State Natural Area


Milford Center Prairie is an old railroad right-of-way with a quality remnant of tallgrass prairie in the historical Darby Plains. Although the natural areas is only 1 1/2 miles in length, the site supports at least 57 different species of prairie plants. Typical species present include big bluestem, royal catchfly, smooth rose, prairie dock, whorled rosinweed, stiff goldenrod and gray-headed coneflower.

The best time for viewing the prairie wildflowers here is during late July through August. A mowed path takes you through the center of the right-of-way.

The natural area is owned by Dayton Power and Light and co-managed with the Division of Natural Areas and Preserves.

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


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Natural Features

    Available Trails