Welcome to the Terradise Nature Center

Guided downstream by the magnificent Olentangy River, our property houses a wide range of habitat and scenery. From the ever-present towering hardwoods to the seasonal pooling, Ohio’s diverse wildlife thrives throughout Terradise Lane and Trails. Terradise Nature Center is driven by natural resource education and the preservation of Ohio’s wildlife and heritage.

Greetings All! 


Lace up those boots and warm up those thinking caps! Terradise has just expanded our trail system with more to come! 

Our newest addition is a .3 mile figure-eight trail that will lead you along the back edge of the farm pond into a lush, fern patch. Further you will find yourself in a towering hickory forest in sight of the handsome-hollow that parts the lower portion of Terradise leading to the powerful Olentangy. Eventually you will notice the shift into an appropriate buckeye/hawthorn grove which will guide you back to the open area behind the Romine House.

We would like your help in naming this trail! Feel free to connect with us to share your ideas and suggestions! 

Our greatest thanks goes out to each and every donor and volunteer that initiated this project and secured it’s ongoing nature.

Including Terradise Lane that runs parallel to the Olentangy south of the Romine House and the Labyrinth Trail across Whetstone River Road N., Terradise Nature Center houses over ½ a mile of trek.  

Our trails are open to the public from sun-up to sun-down each and every day of the year (unless flooding occurs).  

You will find ample parking in the west-most driveway near the Romine House, as well as, in the grass lot directly across from the property. 

Trail Tips:

  1. Closed-toe shoes are REQUIRED. No sandals or slides on the trail.
  2. Sunscreen and insect repellent are highly recommended.
  3. All pets must be leashed while on property.
  4. Respect others and their space.

At this time we are also observing public health and safety guidelines developed using state and CDC recommendations. Masks will not be required on trail as long as social distancing practices can be adhered to (6ft from anyone you did not arrive with). You should have a mask available to you at all times in any case that you will need it.


Tyler, Director


Join Terradise every third Saturday of the month in documenting the biodiversity along our stretch of the Olentangy in three easy steps! Enjoy a Hike, Take Photos and Share your Experience.

Romine Residance Summer 2018

The Romine House is the central structure on the Terradise Property. Hourly and overnight rentals are available. Ideal for organizational meetings, holiday parties, weddings and long-term lodging. 


Great for youth clubs and organizations of up to 20 students ready for hands-on conservation science! These trips can last from 1-3 hrs and always ends with a s’more!

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Upcoming Events
BioBlitz Saturday!
08/15/2020 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Reptiles and Amphibians "of the Olentangy" with Abby Ditomassi
08/20/2020 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fishes "of the Olentangy" with Ethan Simmons
09/17/2020 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BioBlitz Saturday!
09/19/2020 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
BioBlitz Saturday!
10/17/2020 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fungi "of the Olentangy" with Django Grootmyers
10/24/2020 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Birds "of the Olentangy" with Tyler Butler (GBBC Training)
11/19/2020 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BioBlitz Saturday!
11/21/2020 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Our Generous Champion-Level Donors