Litzenberg Memorial Woods

6100 U.S. Route 224 West, Findlay

Litzenberg Memorial Woods contains 227.7 acres on the north side and south side of U.S. Route 224 West. Land is characterized by rolling countryside, wooded ravines, and a grand expanse of wetlands, prairie, and sky. It blends the area’s rich agricultural heritage with conservation and wildlife, education and history, hiking and exploration, picnicking and play, and social gatherings and special events to create a unique destination.

The park area was originally settled by early Hancock County pioneers Charles and Mary McKinnis who arrived in 1822 from Chillicothe, Ohio. The 1847 McKinnis House, period garden, and nearby structures make up the Litzenberg Memorial Woods homestead area. Living history programs are conducted throughout the year, with costumed interpreters portraying McKinnis family members and neighbors.


  • 1847 McKinnis House
  • 19th Century Garden
  • Activity Barn
  • Picnic shelter
  • Playground
  • Multi-use trail
  • Nature trails
  • Bridle trail (Backwoods Trail)
  • Heritage Trail
  • Restrooms
  • Parking lot