The most notable feature is the Bridgeway Trail and the Steel Mill Trail. ¬†They total 5 1/2 miles of paved all-purpose trail that follows the Black River through its meanderings from Elyria to Lorain, spanning four city jurisdictions altogether. The reservation also features three separate picnic areas: High Meadows, Bur Oak and Day’s Dam, each contributing its own special character to the variety and natural beauty of this impressive park.

The Bridgeway Trail (south) offers birds associated with wetlands, riparian forests, and prairies; plus a parking lot overlook. The Steel Mill Trail (north) offers great river views and chances to see bald eagles, vultures, and ospreys.

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