Stark 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).




Beech Creek Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve (Botanical Garden / Nature Preserve)
  • 11929 Beech St. NE, Alliance, OH 44601
  • Trail map
  • Trail descriptions
  • Total trail length: 1.5 miles completed, additional planned
  • Restrooms
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
Congressman Ralph Regula Towpath Trail Park (Bike Path)
  • GPS coordinates: N40.654369,W81.485084
  • Transits: Follow Erie Ave or Rt. 21 through Canal Fulton, Massillon, and Navarre in Western Stark County. There is a list of addresses for all trailheads here.
  • Trail map
  • Total trail length: 25 miles
  • Bridle trails
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Multi-use trail for walking and cycling. Some portions of the trail are shared with horseback riders. There is access to shore fishing. There is also a preserved portion of the Erie Canal in the Canal Fulton area where you can take boat rides on a replica of a tow boat.
  • Location on Google Maps
Cook’s Lagoon (County Park)
  • 1800 Block of Mahoning Rd. NE, Canton 44705
  • GPS coordinates: N40.808682,W81.352071
  • Total trail length: 0.25 mile
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • This park features a dredged pond in which fishing is permitted.
  • Location on Google Maps
David Fichtner Outdoor Education Center (County Park)
  • 12833 Market Ave N, Hartville 44632
  • GPS coordinates: N40.972122,W81.356663
  • Location:
    • From I-77, take Rt.241/Rt. 619 (exit 118) and turn northeast onto Rt. 241 and east on Rt. 619 to Hartville. Turn north onto Market Avenue.
    • From Canton, take Rt. 43 North and turn left at the Y onto Market Ave. The park will be on the left after you cross Edison Street/Rt. 619.
    • From Alliance, take Rt. 619 west into Hartville. Turn right on Market Avenue and the park will be on the left.
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 12.6 acres
  • Total trail length: 0.45 miles
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Archery range
  • Good site for bird watching
  • Location on Google Maps
Deer Creek Reservoir (County Park)
  • 14514 Price St. NE, Alliance 44601
  • GPS coordinates: N40.975945,W81.11877
  • Location: (From I-77) take Rt. 62 east to Rt. 225 North and turn west onto Price St. The park entrance will be on your left.
  • Trail map
  • Park size: The lake itself is 300 acres.
  • Total trail length: 4.46 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.
  • This park is the trailhead for the Mahoning Valley Trail. About 1.4 miles of the trail in along the road. See the official site for fishing and hunting maps.
  • Location on Google Maps
Devonshire Park (County Park)
  • 4400 South Blvd. Canton 44718
  • GPS coordinates: N40.84525,W81.453593
  • Location:
    • From I-77 North take the Everhard Rd. (exit 109) west onto Everhard Rd. and turn southwest onto Everhard Rd. and turn west onto Fulton Dr. NW and head south on South Blvd.
    • From I-77 South take the Whipple Ave. (exit 109a) and continue straight onto Belden Village St. and turn southwest onto Everhard Rd. and turn west onto Fulton Dr. NW and head south on South Blvd.
  • Park size: 74.96 acres
  • Total trail length: 0.65 miles
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • The trail is a mowed path.
  • Location on Google Maps
Frank Esmont Park (County Park)
  • 200 Block of Mill St. SE, Canton 44707
  • GPS coordinates: N40.7681,W81.380325
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 15.52 acres
  • Total trail length: 0.5 miles
  • Good site for bird watching
  • The park features a shaded, loop trail.
  • Location on Google Maps
Jackson Bog (State Nature Preserve)
  • 7984 Fulton Dr NW, Massillon, OH 44646
  • GPS coordinates: N40.859383, W81.498283
  • Location: Located in Stark County, 2 miles north of Massillon on Fulton Drive and .5 mile west of the intersection of SR 687 and SR 241. The preserve is adjacent to Jackson Township Park.
  • Park size: 58 acres
  • Total trail length: 1.25 miles
  • Rare plants
  • Location on Google Maps
  • TrekOhio photos and descriptions of Jackson Bog
Petros Lake Park (County Park)
  • 3275 Perry Dr. SW, Canton 44706
  • GPS coordinates: N40.753125,W81.454314
  • Location:
    • From I-77 south of Canton, take Exit 101. Go west on Faircrest Street. After passing the Timken Company, turn right onto Perry Drive. The park will be on the left.
    • From Rt. 30/Rt. 62, take the Richville Drive exit heading southeast. After crossing Navarre Road you will be on Faircrest Street. Turn left onto Perry Drive and the park will be on your left.
    • From West Tuscarawas Street or Lincoln Way East, turn south on Perry Drive and go 2 miles. The park will be on the right.
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 127 acres
  • Total trail length: 2.19 miles
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Good site for bird watching
  • The park is primarily open grassland that is in the process of being converted into a prairie.
  • Location on Google Maps
Quail Hollow (State Park)
  • 13480 Congress Lake Avenue, Hartville, Ohio 44632
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 701 acres
  • Total trail length: 8.5 miles
  • Dog friendly
  • Bridle trails
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • At least some parts are handicap accessible
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Cross country ski trails
  • Restrooms
  • Group camp, cross country ski rental, sledding hill
  • Park Map for Quail Hollow
Sippo Lake Park (County Park)
  • 5300 Tyner St. NW, Canton, 44708
  • GPS coordinates: N40.803707,W81.451288
  • Location: From Rt. 21, take Lake Avenue east. At Wales Road, turn right. At Hankins Street, turn left, continuing east. Turn right at Perry Drive and right onto Tyner Street.
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 317 acres
  • Total trail length: 3.8 miles
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • See the official site for a Fishing map. Some of the trails are for biking and hiking.
  • Location on Google Maps
Walborn Reservoir (County Park)
  • 11324 Price St. NW, Alliance 44601
  • GPS coordinates: N40.976496,W81.182145
  • Location: Due to bridge construction during 2012, it is best to go to the official site to get directions.
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 1235 acres
  • Total trail length: 7 miles
  • Bridle trails
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • There are trails exclusively dedicated to hikers, and other trails that serve as both hiking trails and bridle trails.
  • Location on Google Maps
Whitacre Greer Park (County Park)
  • 4290 Irish Rd. NW Waynesburg 44688
  • GPS coordinates: N40.650918,W81.272614
  • Location: From I-77 take the Cleveland Ave./Rt. 800 exit (Exit 103) Turn south onto Rt. 800 and east onto Rt. 183 to Magnolia and turn north on Main St. (following Rt. 183 signage) veer right. Turn south on Gerdanville Rd. The park will be on the left.
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 2000 acres
  • Total trail length: 6 miles
  • Bridle trails
  • These trails are for the exclusive use of horseback riders. In the future trails will be developed for hiking and cycling.
  • Location on Google Maps




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

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