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In addition to protecting watersheds and open space, Lake Metroparks annually provides nearly two-and-a-half million visitors with countless recreational and educational experiences at diverse facilities including Farmpark, Penitentiary Glen Nature Center, a state-of-the-art education and wildlife rehabilitation center, The Environmental Learning Center, two golf courses, over 44 miles of trails, and six parks on Lake Erie's shoreline.
With gas prices soaring, everyone’s looking for something close to home that is affordable, fun, safe, and (if possible) FREE! There’s always something to do in our parks for free. You can bike, hike, fish, picnic, swim, and play volleyball. There will be plenty of free programs, events and activities to participate in this summer throughout Lake Metroparks!
Ah, long holiday weekends—load up the car, the kids, the dog, the toys, the bikes, the food and head
for the park. What could be better than enjoying the sunshine and a well deserved break from work
and school? While summer is normally a time for leisure and vacationing, it shouldn’t mean letting
your guard down when it comes to various summer dangers.
Click here for some practical tips for everyone.
Lake Metroparks offers a wide variety of opportunities for winter outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. Activities include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, hiking, and more.
The onset of cold weather can transform the outdoors into a winter wonderland, full of opportunities for you to enjoy skiing, ice skating, sledding, ice fishing, snowshoeing and even shoveling snow. While these activities create lasting winter memories, they also have the potential for injury. Be sure to take proper safety precautions while enjoying winter activities.
~ Ranger Brandy Hanusosky Click here for a list of winter safety tips (PDF)