Medina 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).


 

Alderfer-Oenslager Wildlife Sanctuary (County Park)
  • 6100 Ridge Road
  • GPS coordinates: N41.108853, W81.735603
  • Location: Just north of Sharon Center on State Route 94
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 248 acres
  • Dogs not permitted
  • Restrooms
  • Nature center
Allardale (County Park)
  • 401 Remsen Road, Medina, OH 44256
  • GPS coordinates: N41.188478, W81.700075
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 337 acres
  • Total trail length: 1.75 miles
  • Restrooms
  • Scenic, sledding hill
Buckeye Woods Park (County Park)
  • 6335 Wedgewood Road, Medina, OH 44256
  • GPS coordinates: N41.102327, W81.911178
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 392 acres
  • Total trail length: 4 miles
  • Dog friendly
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Restrooms
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
Chippewa Lake (County Park)
  • 7597 Ballash Road, Medina, OH 44256
Chippewa Rail Trail (Bike Path)
  • GPS coordinates: N41.0767283,W81.8940017
  • Total trail length: 2.4 miles
  • Dog friendly
Green Leaf Park (County Park)
  • 1674 S. Medina Line Road, Sharon Center, OH 44274
  • GPS coordinates: N41.090003, W81.687597
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 62 acres
  • Sledding hill
Hidden Hollow Camp (County Park)
  • 8672 Richman Road, Lodi, OH 44254
  • GPS coordinates: N41.037047, W82.034528
  • Trail map
  • Total trail length: 1.5 miles
  • Restrooms
  • Group camp
Hinckley Reservation (Metro Park)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Trail map
  • Total trail length: Nearly 20 miles of hiking trail and 6 miles of bridle trail
  • Bridle trails
  • Good site for bird watching
  • Cross country ski trails
  • Boating, annual buzzard migration
  • Sledding hill
Hubbard Valley Park (County Park)
  • 8600 Hubbard Valley Road, Seville, OH 44273
  • GPS coordinates: N41.040075, W81.849223
  • Trail map
  • Total trail length: 2.25 miles
  • Dog friendly
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Good site for bird watching
  • Restrooms
  • Sledding hill
Lake Medina (County Park)
  • GPS coordinates: N41.137288, W81.822520
  • Trail map
  • Total trail length: 2.4 miles
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Cross country ski trails
Lester River Trail (Bike Path)
  • 3654 Lester Road, Medina, Ohio 44256
  • Total trail length: 3.2 miles
  • Dog friendly
Letha House Park (County Park)
  • 5745 Richman Road – Park, Chatham Township, OH 44256
  • GPS coordinates: N41.115105, W82.057792
  • Trail map
  • Bridle trails
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Restrooms
  • Astronomical observatory
Plum Creek Park (County Park)
  • 2390 Plum Creek Parkway, Brunswick Hills, OH 44212
  • GPS coordinates: N41.208590, W81.807297
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 160 acres
  • Total trail length: 2.3 miles
  • Dog friendly
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • At least some parts are handicap accessible
  • Restrooms
Princess Ledges Nature Preserve (County Park)
  • 4361 Spruce Avenue, Brunswick Hills, OH 44212
  • GPS coordinates: N41.264967, W81.842765
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 46 acres
  • Total trail length: 1.5 miles
  • Good site for bird watching
  • Restrooms
  • Sandstone cliffs
River Styx Park (County Park)
  • 8200 River Styx Road, Wadsworth, OH 44281
  • GPS coordinates: N41.049192, W81.796860
  • Trail map
  • Total trail length: 1.25 miles
  • Dog friendly
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Good site for bird watching
  • At least some parts are handicap accessible
  • Restrooms
Spencer Lake (State Wildlife Area)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Park size: 618 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.
  • At least some parts are handicap accessible
  • Wildlife Area Map for Spencer Lake
Susan Hambley Nature Center (County Park)
  • 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick, Ohio 44212
  • GPS coordinates: N41.236403, W81.815973
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 79 acres
  • Total trail length: 1.0 mile
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • At least some parts are handicap accessible
  • Restrooms
Swamp Cottonwood (State Nature Preserve)
  • 12808 Williams Rd., Homerville, OH 44235
  • GPS coordinates: N41.006950, W82.153233
  • Park size: 21 acres
  • Unimproved site, without trails.
  • Location on Google Maps

 

Last Update: 2016-04-26 20:25:48

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6 thoughts on “Medina County Parks & Nature Preserves”

  1. carson says:

    no whipp’s ledges? that’s one of my favorite preserves in ohio!

    1. Bob Platt says:

      We listed Hinckley Reservation in Cuyahoga County, now I see it should be in Medina County.

  2. Zoreslava Zinczenko says:

    Need clearer information on which are parks are dog-friendly and which are NOT !!? (some are not stated either way).

    1. Deb Platt says:

      Zoreslava, we gathered information on the various parks by looking at the official web sites for those parks. Lots of these websites clearly indicate whether they are, or are not, pet friendly. However, the official websites for some of these parks simply don’t say, so we were forced to leave that information blank. When we go to such parks, we make a note after we are at the park whether they allow for pets or not.

      In general state parks allow pets except for the beach area, with the expectation that your pet is on a leash no longer than six feet. All state nature preserves prohibit pets, and in general nature preserves operated by non-governmental organizations (such as the Ohio Historical Society, Sierra Club, etc.), also prohibit pets. With that said, I have seen people hiking with pets in state nature preserves, but they are breaking the rules.

  3. Barbara Kahn says:

    Which of these parks is closest to 271 or to 71?

    1. Deb Platt says:

      Barbara, we are not affiliated with the county park district, and I’m afraid that we don’t have ready access to that information. However, you can click on this link to reach the contact form for the Medina County Park District: http://www.medinacountyparks.com/index.php/en/contacts

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