Arcola Creek Park in Madison offers 153 acres to explore. Enjoy a lunch, dinner, or a snack in the picnic area. Enjoy the view from the observation deck. Walk down to the shore of Lake Erie. Fishing with a state license permitted.
Gully Brook Park protects a valley, stream, wetland and forest. Its unique natural features, ravines and wild places are intertwined with local history. For nearly 100 years, nature enthusiasts of all ages have sought inspiration and knowledge in the Gully Brook valley. Today, visitors can enjoy more than a mile of improved trails and the chance to reconnect with nature. Photo by Adam Kilbourne
The 390 acres of Chapin Forest Reservation are known for distinctive rock formations and majestic forests. Wander through 5.3 miles of mature woodland trails comprised of beech, maple, oak, tulip and hemlock. Stop by Quarry Pond and walk Lucky Stone Loop Trail. | Pine Lodge Ski Center offers cross-country ski rental equipment and lessons, groomed ski trails, snowshoe rentals, fireplace, accessible restrooms and concessions. The Ski Center is open Nov 15 to March 15m weather permitting.
Painesville Township Park | Located on Lake Erie's shore, this 37-acre park was established in the early 1920s as a popular recreational area offering baseball fields, a dance hall, picnic areas, an open-air pavilion and a beach. Through the years, Lake Erie has claimed the beach arid pavilion by erosion, but five softball fields and the dance hall remain as featured attractions.
Within the 932 acres of Girdled Road Reservation visitors can experience the beauty of many different types of habitats-dense forests, fields and wetlands. Audubon Ohio has designated this park as an Important Bird Area. The Buckeye Trail, marked with light blue blazes on trees, runs through Girdled Road Reservation. This statewide trail travels through public and private properties as well as along back roads. Lake Metroparks opened a 1-mile loop pedestrian-only trail at Skok Meadow.