Defiance Reservoir Walk & Nature Trail

Defiance Reservoir Walk & Nature Trail
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1261 Precision Way, Defiance 43512

The Reservoir Nature Trail is an 8-foot wide, multi-use trail extending from the Defiance Reservoir parking lot through approximately 2,500 feet of natural wooded area. It connects to the “lower” pathway around the municipal reservoir. This walkway offers opportunities for bird watching, leaf-peeping, or just enjoying quiet walks through nature.

The “upper” trail is a 1.25-mile stone walkway around the top of the reservoir that provides unobstructed views of the reservoir and occasional waterfowl. Benches are spaced along the walk, and handicapped parking is provided near the boat ramp.

The Reservoir trails utilize a section of the historical Miami & Erie Canal along Canal Road and connect to the Buckeye Trail, which in turn connects Defiance to the scenic, seven-state North Country Trail.

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