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At the Nature Realm, 16 acres have been developed into an arboretum, featuring a collection of more than 300 varieties of trees and shrubs.
Once a state forest, Findley State Park is wooded with stately pines and various hardwoods. The scenic hiking trails allow nature lovers to view spectacular wildflowers and observe wildlife. The fields, forests, and quiet waters offer a peaceful refuge for visitors.

With its canal, meandering river, two ponds, and a large swamp, Firestone is one of the finest protected wetland areas in Summit County. Fish, crayfish, frogs, and turtles are found along the streams. The swamp, forest, and wet meadow shelter foxes, raccoons, skunks, muskrats, rabbits, mice, voles, and moles, along with many beautiful summer and fall wildflowers.

This reservation features 426 acres of mostly wooded landscape, with high cliffs, deep ravines, and three creeks: Sugar Creek, Fish Creek, and the reservation's namesake, the French Creek. With 4.5 miles of forested trails, you're not likely to run out of walking room. A nature center houses a performance space often used by TrueNorth Cultural Arts productions.

In 1929, the family of Charles Francis Brush Jr. donated 272 acres in the Brushwood Area. Along Old Mill Trail, hikers can see a marker which says, in part, "To all those who love as he loved the far sky and smiling land." Much of the park was developed during the 1930s with work-relief crews.

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