General Restrictions

  • The forest is open from dawn to dusk.
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times. Collect and deposit animal waste in proper disposal receptacles.
  • Hunting, trapping or fishing is not permitted.
  • Alcoholic beverages and drug use are not permitted.
  • Motorized vehicles, four-wheelers, and motorcycles are not permitted.
  • Bluebell Trail is open to automobiles during bluebell spring flowering, conditions permitting.
  • As the forest is maintained in a natural state, any user should exercise utmost caution and remain on the designated paths and within designated areas.

Use of Facilities

Picnic areas are normally used on a first-come basis. We recommend that you reserve the Zedaker Pavilion, Shelter House or Bremner Shelter for use by calling Village Hall at (330) 757-2112. Build fires only in fireplaces provided and extinguish before leaving. Help keep these areas clean by removing leftover food and material and place in trash containers.

Citizen Volunteers

The Forest Board welcomes and needs volunteers to help complete and maintain projects in the forest. Permit & Waiver forms for scheduling work are required. If you wish to help, please contact the Forest Board Chairperson at (330) 757-2112.

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Additional Note

Governor signs S.B. 310 into law

On December 29, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine signed into law Senate Bill 310 which appropriates some Federal and State funds. Among its line items is a grant for “Poland Municipal Forest Restoration”. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Read the Act as signed

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources will be overseeing project efforts in as they pertain to Senate Bill 310. ODNR has established guidelines for the usage of S.B. 310 funds.

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