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Seymour Woods State Nature Preserve

Preserving 115 acres in Delaware County

Seymour Woods contains deep ravines cut into steep shale cliffs, heavily wooded ridge tops and open fields in various stages of succession. Oak-hickory associations dominate the upper portions, but give way to sycamore, elm, maple and willow in the valley lowlands.

Many woodland wildflower species, such as harbinger-of-spring, trillium, bloodroot and spring beauties, launch the year's floral display, while in the open fields goldenrods, ironweed and asters close out the season.

The preserve was a gift to the Division of Natural Areas and Preserves from Columbus attorney, James O. Seymour in 1972.

Local Directions

Located in Delaware County, north of Columbus on U.S. Route 23 about 8 miles north of I-270; proceed west on Winter Road; the preserve is located .75 mile on the right.

Special Features

Bird Watching

  • Spring woodland wildflowers
  • Oak-hickory woodland


  • Parking outside the gate
  • Trail system

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