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Lake Metroparks Penitentiary Glen Reservation

8668 Kirtland-Chardon Rd., Kirtland, OH 440-256-21
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Ranked #4 of 7 Attractions in Kirtland
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Rock Creek, OH
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This place is beautiful. They have day camps in the summer and their wildlife center is awesome. The train rides are worth doing.

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123 reviews 123 reviews
48 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This park offers enjoyable family fun events for people of all ages. Not the biggest or fanciest of the metroparks but it is relaxing and scenic. It is a very natural environment and they do take in abandoned or injured wild animals. We have taken birds and a baby rabbit to be cared for.

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Portland, Oregon
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128 reviews 128 reviews
44 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This metropark is busy with various activities throughout the year. It has very good wildlife center, visitor center, train station (only operational occasionally) plus hiking trails. One of the trails leads down to a small waterfall. Worth repeated visits.

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Willoughby Hills, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Yes, you can hike here, but there is so much more! There is the Wildlife Center where you can see rehabilitated or in-rehabilitation local wildlife, ponds where you can fish, an amazing gorge you can enjoy on scheduled hikes, a local miniature train group that schedules free rides, a shop with all sorts of nature-related supplies...... and I could go... More

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Kirtland, Ohio
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182 reviews 182 reviews
74 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is a great park for a hike as well as a wonderful place to learn about the local wildlife in the area. They run an outstanding rehab center which has saved many animals. The inside of the main park building has many interesting nature displays as well as a great viewing area for wild birds that are feeding. Be... More

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Kirtland, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Once the summer get away for the famous Halle family, this park has a nature center and trails for people and horse riders. Ponds and a rugged valley "gorge" trail gives a great work out. Some hikes are with guides. Snow shoe hikes weather permitting.

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North Canton, OH
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95 reviews 95 reviews
31 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

This is a wonderful example of the way a park should be presented and kept. It is well laid out, well maintained and has a little bit of something for everyone.

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Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Beautiful gorge. Great hiking trails. Free. Interesting nature center. Animal rescue hospital. Animals who can not be released back into the wild have permanent homes here. Offer programs for the entire family. Great summer camp program.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

The park has a number of hiking trails. The gorge is great but does involve a lot of steps. The pond has turtles and frog/toads almost always visible - great for kids. The nature center has a few animals to view. All for free!

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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012 via mobile

Such an unassuming park from the entrance. There are mini falls, a dock extended out onto a big pond you can go on, pretty decent hills about 4-5 miles of trails. Great for scenery, pictures, treks picnics, beautiful covered areas for bigger parties and a mini train! I love it and walk there as much as I can! Highly recommend!

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