Chapin Forest Reservation, Kirtland

4.8
#4 of 6 in Wildlife in Lake County
Wander, cross-country ski or snowshoe through nearly six miles of trails by mature woodland trails comprised of beech, maple, oak, tulip and hemlock.

Scenic Overlook

One of the best scenic overlooks in Lake County is found along Lucky Stone Loop. Hiking in this beautiful forested park will take the park visitor to spectacular sharon conglomerate ledges, from which on a clear day a panoramic view of everything from Lake Erie to the Cleveland skyline is visible, 18 miles away. The view of fall colors is one of the best overlooks anywhere.

Pine Lodge cross-country ski center offers cross-country ski rental equipment and lessons, groomed ski trails (including one mile of lighted trail after December 15), snowshoe rentals, fireplace, accessible restrooms and concessions. Visit site for ski lodge hours.

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  • Nice long series of different type trails. Some easy and others challenging. Signage is not very good in areas of the trails, so you need to walk this place a few times in order to learn the...  more »
  • If you want to walk at least five miles in a park, and not repeat repeat large sections of trail, this is a great park for you! Cross country skiers and snowshoers will also love the winter trails...  more »
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  • Actually we planned to go Emergent Tower, but at that it was closed at 4pm. So we went near visiting place ...Chapin Forest reservation. It is having nice trail to walk. Spending time 2 to 4 hours sufficient to cover this place. Sunset time and fall time. scenic view is awesome
  • Great hiking trails, even better views. We could see downtown Cleveland! Very well maintained park. Beautiful in the spring, summer and fall...and WINTER. The cross country skiing is fun and extremely affordable.

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