Lorain County Parks & Nature Preserves

The following list of parks and preserves includes those managed by federal, state, county, and non-governmental agencies (such as the National Audubon Society, the Nature Conservancy, various historical societies, etc.).

We have tried to collect information on the activities and facilities available at various parks, but things may change without us knowing about it. So please double-check the information at the official site (click on the park’s name to go there).




Amherst Beaver Creek Reservation (County Park)
  • 913 North Lake Street, Amherst, Ohio 44001
  • Trail map
  • Trail descriptions
  • Park size: 65 acres
  • Total trail length: 1.4 miles
  • Cross country ski trails
  • Restrooms
Black River Reservation (County Park)
  • 1350 Ford Road, Elyria, Ohio 44035
  • Trail map
  • Trail descriptions
  • Total trail length: 6.5 miles
  • At least some parts are handicap accessible
  • Cross country ski trails
  • Restrooms
  • Tram
Brighton Reservation (County Park)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
Caley Reservation (County Park)
  • 18207 West Road, Pittsfield Township
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 507 acres
  • Cross country ski trails
Camp Belden (State Wildlife Area)
  • GPS coordinates: N41.206889, W82.036025
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Park size: 609 acres
  • Total trail length: 3.5 miles
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
  • Good site for bird watching
  • Wildlife Area Map for Camp Belden
  • Location on Google Maps
Carlisle Reservation (County Park)
Cassell Reservation (County Park)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Park size: 155 acres
Charlemont Reservation (County Park)
  • Rochester & Huntington Townships
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Trail map
  • Bridle trails
  • Cross country ski trails
Columbia Reservation (County Park)
  • 25145 Royalton Road, Columbia Station, OH
  • Trail map
  • Trail descriptions
  • Park size: 409 acres
  • Total trail length: 4.25 miles
  • Cross country ski trails
  • Restrooms
Findley (State Park)
  • 25381 State Route 58, Wellington, OH 44090–9208
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 838 acres
  • Total trail length: 7 miles
  • Dog friendly
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
  • Camp sites
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Cross country ski trails
  • Restrooms
  • Swimming (435 ft beach), disk golf
  • Campground Map
  • Park Map for Findley
  • Disc Golf Course Map for Findley
French Creek Reservation (County Park)
  • 4530 Colorado Avenue, Sheffield Village, Ohio 44054
  • Trail map
  • Trail descriptions
  • Park size: 450 acres
  • Total trail length: 4.5 miles
  • Cross country ski trails
  • Restrooms
Hollstein Reservation (County Park)
  • 47160 Hollstein Drive, Amherst, Ohio 44001
  • Trail map
  • At least some parts are handicap accessible
  • Cross country ski trails
  • Inclusive Playground
Indian Hollow Reservation (County Park)
  • 38744 Parsons Road, Grafton, OH 44044
  • Trail map
  • Trail descriptions
  • Total trail length: 1.25 miles
  • Cross country ski trails
  • Restrooms
  • Area for RC aircraft
Kipton Reservation (County Park)
  • Camden Township
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Trail map
  • Total trail length: 3 miles
  • Bridle trails
  • Cross country ski trails
Kopf Family Reservation (County)
  • Park Office (in Avon Lake Public Library), 32649 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake, Ohio 44012
  • Trail map
  • Trail descriptions
  • Total trail length: 3 miles
  • There is a 2-mile, asphalt trail, and a 1-mile crushed stone trail. The trails lead through woodland.
Lakeview Park (County Park)
  • 1800 West Erie Avenue, Lorain, Ohio 44052
  • Restrooms
  • Swimming
Martin’s Run (County Park)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Undeveloped wetland
Miller Nature Preserve (County Park)
North Coast Inland Trail (Bike Path)
  • Trail map
  • Trail descriptions
  • Total trail length: 65 miles
  • Cross country ski trails
  • This is the skinniest park in Lorain County, since it is just waide enough for the trail and and its right-of-way. Besides being available to those walking and running, you can also do inline-skating and cycling, but not skate boarding. Cross-country skiing is also an option when weather conditions permit.
Sandy Ridge Reservation (County Park)
  • 6195 Otten Road, North Ridgeville, OH 44039
  • Trail map
  • Trail descriptions
  • Park size: 310 acres
  • Total trail length: 2 miles
  • Good site for bird watching
  • Cross country ski trails
  • Restrooms
  • This is one of the most popular birding sites in Lorain County.
Schoepfle Garden (County Park)
  • Just off State Route 113 on Market Street in Birmingham, Ohio
  • GPS coordinates: N41.331140, W82.350866
  • Trail map
  • Trail descriptions
  • Park size: 70 acres
  • Total trail length: 2 miles
  • Restrooms
  • Botanical garden
  • Location on Google Maps
Sheffield Lake Reservation (County Park)
  • Undeveloped wetland
Tripphahn Reservation (County Park)
  • Undeveloped
Vermillion River Reservation (County Park)
  • 51211 North Ridge Road, Vermilion, OH 44089
  • Trail map
  • Trail descriptions
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Restrooms
  • Picnic, Carriage Barn, Water Trail, Shale Cliffs, Sledding hill
Wellington (State Wildlife Area)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Park size: 200 acres
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
  • Good site for bird watching
  • Wildlife Area Map for Wellington
Wellington Reservation (County Park)
  • 535 Jones Road, Wellington, Ohio 44090
  • Trail map
  • Trail descriptions
  • Park size: 550 acres
  • Total trail length: 4 miles
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Cross country ski trails
  • Restrooms




Last Update: 2017-07-24 16:32:02

© Deborah Platt, Robert Platt and TrekOhio.com 2012 to 2017


Leave a Reply

You have to agree to the comment policy.

Complete the following sentence by typing either real or spam:
My comment is ...