Snowshoes, Cleared Snow & More. Hit a Trail Regardless of the Weather

Snowshoes, Cleared Snow & More. Hit a Trail Regardless of the Weather

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By the Geauga Park District

We know it can be hard to get out during a Northeast Ohio winter, but the Geauga Park District has us covered when it comes to motivation. There’s no shortage of great activities to enjoy in the expansive park system. Here are a few ideas:

Cleared Trails for Walking
Park operations crews regularly clear snow from paved trails in six parks:

  • Orchard Hills Park in Chesterland
  • Sunnybrook Preserve in Chesterland
  • Bessie Benner Metzenbaum Park in Chesterland
  • Walter C. Best Wildlife Preserve in Chardon
  • Frohring Meadows in Bainbridge
  • The Maple Highlands Trail-North from Fifth Avenue in Chardon to the Lake County line

Snowshoe Borrowing
Don’t have snowshoes of your own? Borrow some from The West Woods Nature Center! Want a more guided experience? Sign up for our Snowshoe Call List, “called” into action when conditions are best for a naturalist-led outing.

If you would like to enjoy snowmobiling at Observatory Park, please apply for a permit using the application and information provided here.

Bird in the Hand Feeding Station
Head to The West Woods for the magical experience of having birds eat right out of your hand.

Sledding hills can be found at Orchard Hills Park and Beartown Lakes Reservation.

Cross Country Skiing
Did you know we groom trails at Orchard Hills Park and along The Maple Highlands Trail? Watch social media for updates.

Ice Fishing
Have the equipment? You can fish in the wintertime in the same places you can fish during warm weather! Please note: a boating permit is still required to fish at Bass Lake Preserve.


About the author

Marie Elium spent 10 years as a newspaper reporter in Virginia and Ohio before switching to freelance writing when her two children were young. The kids are now Millennials, but writing continues to be one of her favorite endeavors. Marie was named editor of Northeast Ohio Boomer and Beyond magazine in November 2015 and is a graduate of Miami University. Marie can be reached at [email protected]

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