Wesselman Woods provides environmental education and outdoor recreation experiences designed to awaken the senses and enrich the lives of area residents and visitors.

It is a National Natural Landmark and a State Nature Preserve with over 190-acres of virgin bottomland hardwood forest, providing the perfect atmosphere for relaxing nature walks. It is the largest old-growth urban forest in the nation.

The Nature Center features exhibits, events, wildlife observation areas and several live species of animals including owls, hawks, and snakes on display that have been injured or are not sustainable in the wild. 

The Nature Playscape is the newest addition. Open year round, this one-of-a-kind nature playscape is the largest in the United States offering three acres of unstructured play and exploration!

For guided canoe and kayak information click here! June-September


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