Grand River Wildlife Area
Located northeast of West Farmington, this outdoor-enthusiast paradise is comprised of 7,231 acres and includes the Grand River, five tributary streams, 12 ponds, 15 man-made marshes and numerous beaver impoundments. As part of the largest semi-wilderness area remaining in heavily populated northeastern Ohio, many consider this forested land to be the only public hunting area in the vicinity where even the most experienced outdoorsmen should take precautions against becoming lost. White tail deer, wild turkeys, ruffed grouse and waterfowl are the principal game species found here. Cottontail rabbits, fox squirrels, ring-necked pheasants and raccoons are plentiful and woodcock and snipe frequent the area.
Spring offers good fishing for walleyes and suckers in the Grand River while carp and most panfish are plentiful all season long. Panfish, bass and pickerel are major species of fish that inhabit the ponds.
Wildlife enthusiasts can take advantage of a three-quarter=mile observation trail that includes a boardwalk that crosses a beaver impoundment where beavers, river otters and a great variety of songbirds can be observed.