White Star Beach

White Star Beach will be open May 28-29-30, then open June 4-5. Will be open daily starting June 11th. Beach hours are noon - 8pm

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UPCOMING PROGRAMS

S'mores Galore!
May 28 |
Creek Bend Farm

Kick off your summer with a S'more buffet at the Wilson Nature Center. Enjoy a classic or crazy s'more and explore Creek Bend Farm. Registration is not required.

Metal Detecting: White Star Beach
June 1 |
White Star Park

Bring your own metal detectors to White Star Beach for metal detecting. Must stay on the beach, cannot enter water. Replace any holes that are dug. Participants must register

Sustainable Gardening
June 11 |
Creek Bend Farm

Enjoy an afternoon at Creek Bend Farm learning sustainable gardening strategies and making a bottle of natural pest repellent. For ages 14 and up. Registration is required.

Tree Huggers: Fish Facts
June 12 |
White Star Park

Learn about fish and use your own pole to fish after the program. Registration is required.

Big Bird Year
June 12 |
Ringneck Ridge Wildlife Area

Join us on these monthly hikes and challenge yourself to see as many bird species in one year as possible. Hikes will rotate through various habitats. Registration required.

Wild Wednesday Walk
June 15 |
White Star Park

Closed-toe shoes are recommended. We will explore the winding trails through tall grasses looking for things that crawl and fly. Registration required.

Chair Caning
June 16 |
Creek Bend Farm

In a 3 series program you can learn how to cane a chair. You do not need a chair to participate in this program. Registration is required with a $10 fee.

*Nature Camp BIGS (11-12)
June 21 - 24 |
Creek Bend Farm

Take nature exploration and outdoor fun to the next level at Creek Bend Farm!

*Nature Camp LITTLES (6-8)
June 21 - 24 |
Creek Bend Farm

Come discover the world around you as we create and investigate during this 4-day adventure at Creek Bend Farm!

*Nature Camp MIDDLES (9-10)
June 21 - 24 |
Creek Bend Farm

Come discover the world around you as we create and investigate during this 4-day adventure at Creek Bend Farm!

*Nature Camp BIGS (11-12)
June 28 - July 1 |
Creek Bend Farm

Take nature exploration and outdoor fun to the next level at Creek Bend Farm!

*Nature Camp LITTLES (6-8)
June 28 - July 1 |
Creek Bend Farm

Come discover the world around you as we create and investigate during this 4-day adventure at Creek Bend Farm!

*Nature Camp MIDDLES (9-10)
June 28 - July 1 |
Creek Bend Farm

Come discover the world around you as we create and investigate during this 4-day adventure at Creek Bend Farm!

Beginner Archery
June 29 |
Creek Bend Farm

Join us at Creek Bend Farm to learn the basics of archery. Participants must be at least 10 years of age, and registration is required.

Metal Detecting: White Star Beach
June 30 |
White Star Park

Bring your own metal detectors to White Star Beach for metal detecting. Must stay on the beach, cannot enter water. Replace any holes that are dug. Participants must register

Camp Out at the WNC
July 6 - 7 |
Creek Bend Farm

Give your campers a night out! Camp on the front lawn of the Wilson Nature Center and have some night-time fun.

Tree Huggers: Creek Walk
July 10 |
Mull Covered Bridge

Explore the creek and discover what animals live under the water. Registration is required.

Big Bird Year
July 10 |
Christy Farm Nature Preserve

Join us on these monthly hikes and challenge yourself to see as many bird species in one year as possible. Hikes will rotate through various habitats. Registration required.

*Nature Camp BIGS (11-12)
July 12 - 15 |
Creek Bend Farm

Take nature exploration and outdoor fun to the next level at Creek Bend Farm!

*Nature Camp LITTLES (6-8)
July 12 - 15 |
Creek Bend Farm

Come discover the world around you as we create and investigate during this 4-day adventure at Creek Bend Farm!

EXPLORE YOUR SANDUSKY COUNTY PARKS

Ringneck Ridge Wildlife Area

The diverse habitats include open fields, woodlands, wet meadows, and limestone barrens.

Countryside Park

This 20-acre property includes grassy spaces for play,

North Coast Inland Trail

The Sandusky County portion of the North Coast Inland Trail, or NCIT, is a 28-mile multi-use trail that travels between Elmore and Bellevue.

The Woods at the Luscombe Farm

A 1-mile loop trail meanders through this picturesque 55-acre woodlot which consists of maples, hickories, oaks, and spicebush.

Wolf Creek Park

Nestled along the banks of the Sandusky River

White Star Park

White Star Park consists of 797 acres and four distinct areas which include; White Star Quarry, White Star Campground, Barn and Cabins, and Doug Haubert Wetland.

Tea Kaufman Homestead

This 14-acre property is directly adjacent to the North Coast Inland Trail and serves as an access point to the trail.

Shelley Wetland

This 17-acre, bowl-shaped wetland was created when gravel was removed for the construction of the New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railway

River Cliff Park

Home of our Administrative Offices. Donated by Black Swamp Conservancy, this 80-acre park is located on the Sandusky River adjacent to the Blue Banks

Franklin and Phillip Rose Wildlife Area

Located at the mouth of Muddy Creek this wetland area is used for programming purposes only.

Decoy Marsh

Previously a private hunt club, this 67-acre property consists of wetlands and diked marsh areas

Christy Farm Nature Preserve

Visitors can enjoy a walk along the Muskellunge Creek or catch a glimpse of an active heron rookery

Mull Covered Bridge

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places this “town lattice” truss type bridge is one of the last remaining covered bridges in Northwest Ohio.

Blue Heron Reserve

This 160 acre propery features seasonal wetlands, grassy trails, and a mile of boardwalk trail.

Creek Bend Farm

Featuring the Wilson Nature Center, the Wildlife Library and Children's Activity Area