Kitty Todd Nature Preserve

10420 Old State Line Road
Swanton, OH 43558


The 1,000-acre Kitty Todd Nature Preserve was established in 1972 to protect one of the finest

remaining examples of Northwest Ohio's Oak Openings Region. It is home to the globally endangered black oak savanna community and boasts one of the highest concentrations of rare species of any nature preserve in the state, including the state endangered lark sparrow and the federally endangered Karner blue butterfly.


10420 Old State Line Road

Swanton, Ohio 43558


M-F 9am-5 pm and first weekend of the month from May through October


Hiking, wildlife watching, volunteering.  In mid-May, the preserve holds its annual Blue Weekend, with speakers and naturalists, and native plants for sale.


Length: 1-mile loop

Difficulty: EASY


From Interstate 475 on the west side of Toledo:  Exit at Airport Highway (State Route 2), traveling west toward the Toledo Express Airport. Turn right (north) on Eber Road.  Eber Road dead ends into Old State Line Road. Turn left onto Old State Line Road.  Follow the signs to the preserve office and parking lot at 10420 Old State Line Road.

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