The Back Roads and Beaches route provides the most scenic and low-traffic roads and bike paths that lead riders through some of Ohio's best landscape.
The most notable feature is the Bridgeway Trail and the Steel Mill Trail.
Welcome to the Carlisle Reservation home page. Carlisle is the largest of the Lorain County Metro Parks, encompassing 1,917 acres when included with Forest Hills Golf Course which lies at the northeastern end. Carlisle Reservation also offers a large variety of events and activities throughout the year, and is home to the administrative offices for the entire park system. From Holiday Lights to horseback riding to stargazing, Carlisle Reservation is a place you’ll want to get to know better.
Scan ponds for waterfowl; hike the trail for woodland nesters.
The Equestrian Area, just a bit further southwest on Nickel-Plate Diagonal Road, is not just for horses, although horse lovers find it a favorite place to ride.
Cascade Park is the largest and most popular park in Elyria.
Common Ground is a non-profit organization located on 21 beautiful acres providing a variety of services to expand potential in youth, adults, and businesses.
Findley State Park is in Lorain County south of Wellington on State Route 58. 900+ acres are here year round for hiking, biking, picnicking, boating/kayaking, fishing and camping.
Welcome to the Indian Hollow Reservation page. We hope you'll find everything you need right here to see what Indian Hollow has to offer—then come over and check it out for yourself! With two reservable picnic shelters, a playground and soccer complex, an area to fly your RC airplanes and almost two miles of trails, we're sure you'll find it a great place to visit, walk, picnic, bike or just relax and listen to the trees.
The trail is 13 miles and passes through a variety of countryside including farm, field and forest. Many intersections serve as great places to jump on or off the trail.
Sandy Ridge Reservation is a 310 acre wetland and wildlife preserve located in North Ridgeville.
This 30 acre woodland park is open to the public from dawn to dusk with picnic pavilions and grills, a splash pad, playground, tennis, basketball an sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, restrooms, a 1.2 mile fitness trail and 4 acre fishing lake.
Spanning two adjacent areas separated by the Vermilion River—Mill Hollow on one side and Bacon Woods on the other.
5.8 acre park on the shores of Lake Erie with a beach and fishing access.
This 550 acre park provides opportunities for hiking, biking, strolling, fishing, boating, and wildlife observation.