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“A really enjoyable walk around Argonne Lake which is always bustling with wildlife activity”
— Five Rivers MetroParks
Horses are not allowed on this trail. Dogs must be leashed at all times.
Features: Birding — Fall Colors — Lake — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Adults and children alike will love exploring the blend of nature, history and community at Possum Creek. Hike together in one of Ohio’s best examples of a tall grass prairie. It’s hard to imagine that this home for butterflies and bluebirds was once degraded farmland. Argonne Lake’s open vistas of woodlands and wildlife provide the perfect setting for fishing for catfish, bass or trout. Youngsters will love visiting the farm to see the barnyard animals and learn about the food we eat. Camp overnight or picnic with family and friends. Discover remnants of the past along the Argonne Forest Trail. Come back often to enjoy the seasonal changes and make outdoor memories that will last a lifetime.
The Blue trail is a really wonderful, 0.8 mile, walk that is easy accessible from the main road. The walk takes you all the way around Argonne Lake, allowing visitors to see the unique wildlife in and around the Lake. The trail is wide at all times. A spur off the trail can bring you to the shelters near the first parking lot on the way in, where there is barbecue spits and picnic tables. The trail also provides good spots for fishing. The fishing is free and you do not need a fishing license for the any of the ponds. The reservable sites near the bathrooms are an excellent spot for picnics or dinner parties.
Flora & Fauna
There is a ton of wildlife in and out of the water. Along the banks of the lake are numerous frogs. In the cattails one can often find Red Wing Blackbirds chattering away. If you're lucky you may even be able to see or hear Great Crested Flycatchers. There are also