x Crall Woods.jpg

Crall Woods (submitted by the ACPD)

Editor's Note: In the coming weeks, Ashland Source will highlight some of the few places that remain open to the public -- the Ashland County Parks District's 18 parks. So long as individuals maintain appropriate social distancing, people may enjoy the outdoors, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said in his Sunday, March 22 press conference.

ASHLAND -- In the far northwestern corner of Ashland County, Pine Hill Park's Crall Woods offers views of an old growth forest and in the springtime, wildflowers. 

Pine Hill Park is made of two land parcels -- 97 acres of woodland formerly owned by the Crall family and 186 acres of the historical Sauers family farm, which will be highlighted next week. 

"It's a really good place to see wildflowers right now," Ashland County Parks District (ACPD) director Stephanie Featheringill said. "Some areas are beautifully covered with white trillium. It looks like a blanket across the ground."

She also highlighted a shelter within the middle of the park and the park's trails, which include a long loop with shortcuts throughout. 

Crall Woods is located at 263 Township Road 1601 in Greenwich. 

It was nationally recognized as a national natural landmark by the National Park Service in 1974. 

Next up: Freer Field will be highlighted Saturday. 

Support Our Journalism

Local news coverage is only sustainable with local support. Here at Ashland Source, our stories will always be free to read, but they aren’t free to produce. Consider supporting our coverage of Ashland County by becoming a member today.