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Chapin Forest Reservation

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On a clear day.... you can see downtown Cleveland (or at night, 4th of July fireworks)!

Chapin Forest Reservation offers a lot.... in all seasons. There is ski and snowshoe rental in the... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2018
Willoughby Hills, Ohio
Woods, Trails, Quarries

Chapin Forest is a surprisingly large park of something like 400 acres. If you look at a map, it's... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
Chesterland, Ohio
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9938 Chillicothe Rd, Kirtland, OH 44094-9729
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Chapin Forest Reservation offers a lot.... in all seasons. There is ski and snowshoe rental in the winter, wildflowers in the spring, a grand viewing spot for 4th of July fireworks (just climb up to the quarry overlook... you'll see fireworks all along the lakeshore),...More

Thank WHMeg
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Chapin Forest is a surprisingly large park of something like 400 acres. If you look at a map, it's more or less in a figure 8 shape so it's like two 200-acre parks next to each other. The main route is off of route 306/Chillicothe...More

Thank ElaineAndGreg
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This location is less than a mile from home, so we like to hike the different trail. Nice place to cookout and a newer pavilion.

Thank Jymvee
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The hike at the end of the entrance road is a steeper climb. But getting to the top leads to a view that looks all the way to Cleveland and lake Erie. It also overlooks a quarry where I think rock was cut for the...More

Thank Michelle K
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The first thing that you should know is that this park has two entrances. So, if you are planning on hiking, make sure you know where you parked! One entrance is off SR306 and the other off Hobart Road. In the winter, if you want...More

Thank WHMeg
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Be it history, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing or simply a family outing..this LMP site offers it all....miles of trails and a scenic overlook make it a must see stop...

Thank danimxs
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Be forewarned -- this park has two entrances! If you are meeting someone, make sure you specify the parking lot as well, as the entrance off Route 306 has several parking lots! Once that's out of the way, this is a good park for hiking...More

Thank WHMeg
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This park is a regular for our group of hiking friends. It is local, has lots of trails, and lots of hills. The trails vary from smooth and hilly to very rocky, but it's great for families. The terrain makes it less accessible for the...More

Thank mombodeb
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful well maintained trails with great overlooks of downtown cleveland and the surrounding areas. The spanning wide trails allow for a nice brisk walk. You will see other walkers, runners, pets, wildlife and horseback riders. Please be conscientious around horses as well, especially if you...More

Thank Danielle B
Reviewed 24 March 2016

The is a favorite place for a brisk exercise walk. Somewhat steep climb is rewarded by a grand vista of woods all the way to downtown and Lake Erie on a clear day. Great stone ledges and interesting geology. Lucky Stones!

Thank John K
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16 July 2018|
Response from WHMeg | Reviewed this property |
You need to hike to the ledge overlooking the former quarry. The path is very wide and well maintained (pea sized gravel). You can approach it from either entrance to the park. Check the Lake Metroparks website for the... More