Here’s the eggs & maple syrup … just bring pancakes

South of Delaware, Ohio, there is a little known state nature preserve that is a fascinating concept.

It’s called Stratford Ecological Center and it resides on 236 acres of protected land. Only yards away from a busy state highway, the preserve is a quiet place that seemingly is worlds away from the population growth that surrounds it.


The preserve includes an organic farm …

a farmhouse … heavily wooded land and an educational center.


The goal of this non-profit organization is to help people and children understand the relationship between living things and the environment.

The farm portion of the Center sells in-season produce which includes vegetables, berries, tree fruit, honey and maple syrup.

They also have meats available plus farm-fresh eggs!

The main draw for locals is the many educational programs for schools, Girl & Boy Scouts, plus other children groups. Adults are not left out either, as there are various classes available for them as well.

Be sure to visit the Center’s web site to learn more about its history, its education programs, hours and contact information.The Center is located between Rt 23 and Liberty Rd in Southern Delaware County. It’s about 12 miles north of Worthington; about 6 miles north of Powell or the Lewis Center area. From I-270 (Worthington), take Rt 23 north to the Rt 315 junction. Turn left onto Rt 315 to right onto Bunty Station Rd. At Liberty Rd, turn right (north). The gated entrance to the preserve will be a few hundred feet on the right side.

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