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Lake Metroparks Penitentiary Glen Reservation

8668 Kirtland-Chardon Rd., Kirtland, OH 440-256-21
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Ranked #5 of 7 attractions in Kirtland
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Kirtland, Ohio
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159 reviews 159 reviews
68 attraction reviews
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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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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
59 helpful votes 59 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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Kirtland, Ohio
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Very Beautiful Park. It's a wonderful place to take children. Lots of nice paths and hiking trails. The animal rehab center is very interesting as is the mini railroad. Highly recommend to anyone.

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Wonderful guided hike thru the Gorge. Great group of guides and attendees and wonderful hot soup after hike.

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Chesterland, Ohio
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107 reviews 107 reviews
28 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Walking or running around here is a treat. There's a variety of trails that are shaded, sunny, hilly or flat. Especially like hiking up from Kirtland City Center along the stream and up and down the ravines.

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Highland Heights, Ohio
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29 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

They had a very extensive and beautiful exhibit. From clothing to much more memorabilia from 50's and 60's era.

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