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.
Penitentiary Glen Reservation features 424 acres of forest, fields, wetlands, and over 7.5 miles of hiking trails. The park is named for the deep gorge that divides it, which is easy to get into and difficult to get out of. Naturalists lead exciting programs year-round including nature-inspired events, programs, and classes. Picnic at the sheltered pavilion and listen to the sounds of nature. http://lakemetroparks.com/select-park/penitentiaryglen.shtml