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French Creek Reservation

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Many miles of trails

A very nice, dog friendly park with miles of trails winding through the forest and crossing several... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Daniel W
Sheffield, Ohio, United States
Good Trails

The Lorain County Metroparks generally has good nature reservations for hiking. Me personally, I am... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2017
North Ridgeville, Ohio
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2 Oct 2018
“Many miles of trails”
27 Jan 2017
“Good Trails”
These woods provide great birdwatching both night and day.
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Sheffield, OH
+1 216-949-5200
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

A very nice, dog friendly park with miles of trails winding through the forest and crossing several creeks. Trails are wide and well marked but expect moderate inclines. In the hardwood forest you will see all manner of birds, squirrels, and occasionally deer.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Daniel W
Reviewed 28 January 2017

The Lorain County Metroparks generally has good nature reservations for hiking. Me personally, I am not a fan of hiking. Anyway, the place itself is well-maintained, with the trails being well laid-out and kept clean. Parking is abundant, so finding spots isn't that difficult. Overall,...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank arjunpatel1210
Reviewed 26 October 2015

The nature center at French Creek Reservation is okay if you've never visited one before to see the usual array of stuffed animals and turtles and fish in tanks. What's really great about this park are the winding trails that cross over the creek several...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Gryfudd
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

So many options are offered at this great park. The trails are paved, with either fine gravel or pavement. The scenery is lovely with streams, bridges, and trees. There is a play area for children, a visitors center with lots to explore. Plays and musicals...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

the beautiful scenery back here makes for a very relaxing walk through the park whether it be alone or with your spouse.

Date of experience: June 2013
Thank loraincountysfinest
Reviewed 16 April 2014

French Creek is a nice park with trails through woods. It also has a visitor center near one entrance, and a play area for kids near the other. It's a good place to go to take a relaxing walk & enjoy nature.

Date of experience: April 2014
Thank Ann E
Reviewed 4 August 2013

Good long trails with plenty of variety. If you have dogs (or don't) you can get some good long walks in. Good parking and easy to find - we prefer the access off French Creek Road.

Date of experience: August 2013
Thank Paul W
Reviewed 21 August 2012 via mobile

This is a excellent place to go and walk but as time goes on there are more and more people being attacked and robbed and not to mention all the drug activity that I have seen going on here. There are people on the trails...More

Thank Amber W
Reviewed 7 July 2012

We were coming from another local park so we didn't explore the trails here, but we stopped for an hour or so to enjoy the nature center. It was very large with a couple of different stages and a classroom that has really impressive aquariums...More

Date of experience: June 2012
Thank LexiV
Reviewed 3 February 2012

A large portion of this reservation is devoted to a drama stage and drama program. It lacks the animal exhibits for the size it is. They do have outdoor and indoor nature programs.

Thank garrymoh
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