Mahoning 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).




Berlin Lake Wildlife Area (State Wildlife Area)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Park size: 8,518 acres
  • Dog friendly
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Archery range
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
  • Fishing Map for Berlin Lake Wildlife Area
  • Enhanced Fishing Map for Berlin Lake Wildlife Area
Boardman Park (Township Park)
  • 375 Boardman-Poland Rd. Boardman, Ohio
  • GPS coordinates: N41.02418,W80.648811
  • Trail map
  • Total trail length: 4 miles
  • Dog friendly
  • Location on Google Maps
Fellows Riverside Garden (Botanical Garden)
  • 123 McKinley Avenue, Youngstown, OH
  • Park size: 11 acres
  • Restrooms
Hitchcock Woods (Metro Park Preservation Area)
  • Location: Located in the Mill Creek corridor south of Boardman-Canfield Road (Route 224) in Boardman Township.
  • Park size: 982 acres
  • No restrooms are provided.
  • The trails are described as primitive and no mileage information is provided. There is no on-site parking.
Kyle Woods (State Nature Preserve)
  • 6920 Tippecanoe Rd., Canfield, Ohio 44406
  • GPS coordinates: N41.016400, W80.713917
  • Park size: 82 acres
  • Total trail length: 0.75 miles
  • Good site for bird watching
Lake Milton (State Park)
  • 16801 Mahoning Avenue, Lake Milton, Ohio 44429–9998
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 1,685 acre
  • Total trail length: 1.25 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.
  • Cross country ski trails
  • Restrooms
  • Swimming, 600 ft beach (no pets on beach), boating, snowmobiling
  • Park Map for Lake Milton
Lake Park (State Wildlife Area)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Park size: 93 acres
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
  • Good site for bird watching
  • Wildlife Area Map for Lake Park
McGuffey Wildlife Preserve (Metro Park Preservation Area)
  • GPS coordinates: N41.111256,W80.557748
  • Park size: 78 acres
  • No restrooms are provided.
  • Trail mileage is unavailable. There is parking off McGuffey Road.
  • Location on Google Maps
MetroParks Bikeway (Bike Path)
  • 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Rd., Canfield, OH 44406
  • Trail map
  • Total trail length: 11 miles
  • Cross country ski trails
  • The address given is for the Metro Parks Farm where you can park to access the trail. Check the official site or trail map for other access points. The trail is a paved, asphalt trail suited to walking, cycling and skating.
MetroParks Farm Natural Areas (Metro Park Preservation Area)
  • GPS coordinates: N41.011811,W80.779265
  • Location: Access to the natural areas of the MetroParks Farm is from the MetroParks Bikeway trailhead parking area and trail spur.
  • Park size: 150 acres of the 400 acre farm is natural habitat with trails.
  • Restrooms
  • Location on Google Maps
Mill Creek Park (Metro Park)
  • 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, OH 44511
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 2882 acres
  • Total trail length: 15 miles
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • The address given is to the nature center. Check the official site for other access points.
Mill Creek Preserve (Metro Park Preservation Area)
Vickers Nature Preserve (Metro Park Preservation Area)
  • GPS coordinates: N41.036377,W80.823841
  • Park size: 262 acres
  • Hiking is permitted throughout the site. Parking is available at the preserve. Restrooms are available at Buckeye Horse Park to the north of the preserve.
  • Location on Google Maps
Yellow Creek Park (Metro Park)
  • 19 1/2 Lowellville Rd., Struthers, Ohio 44471
  • GPS coordinates: N41.054,W80.589062
  • Park size: 76 acres
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • When the creek level is low, you can access the historic, Hopewell Furnace within the park. Four trail of unspecified length are available.
  • Location on Google Maps




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

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2 thoughts on “Mahoning County Parks & Nature Preserves

  1. Are there any steps we can take to open up Evans lake? I know it is private and owned by aqua ohio, such a shame this resource is wasted.

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