About The Bog


Cedar Bog Nature Preserve was the first nature preserve in Ohio purchased with state money and is considered by many to be Ohio’s premiere natural area. Owned by the state of Ohio, the site is operated by the non-profit Cedar Bog Association for the Ohio History Connection.

Cedar Bog is a National Natural Landmark, one of only twenty-five in the state of Ohio – recognized for its national significance. It ranks the highest of any site in the state on the Ohio Floristic Diversity Index for its great diversity of plants.


Cost: varies from $75-$200

Information and reservations for the Education Center can be made by calling 937-484-3744.

This facility has accessible parking and restrooms and there are two wheelchairs available for patrons to use on the boardwalk.
Call the Cedar Bog Nature Preserve office to schedule your business meeting, social gathering, group workshop, or other special event.
We look forward to having you!


The Cedar Bog Education Center is located in the nature preserve. It is the focal point for a diversity of environmental education and natural history programs and workshops. The center contains a classroom, exhibit hall and gift shop.

Outside, visitors can stop and observe nature in action at the outdoor deck off the Education Center, rain garden that hosts butterflies and birds, picnic area, and mile long boardwalk loop.