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Lake Metroparks Penitentiary Glen Reservation

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Address: 8668 Kirtland-Chardon Rd., Kirtland, OH 440-256-21
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Beautiful Park

Love all the park systems in the area...we enjoyed some nice hikes and some good bike rides! The trails were well maintained and marked.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
mcjohns
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Wrightstown, Wisconsin
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Wrightstown, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Love all the park systems in the area...we enjoyed some nice hikes and some good bike rides! The trails were well maintained and marked.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This is a cool place for families with small children although any age can enjoy it. Nice country setting. They rescue and rehabilitate injured animals which they have available to see. Kids can learn a lot here. Would be great for homeschoolers. Especially when one of the workers is around to give more information about the animals. And its free!

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kirtland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Go to Penitentiary Glen - put iton your list of things to do - there is a lot of acreage and there are gorgeous trees, birds, unique, serene nature scenes you would only see in a card, or on youtube, but you see them in person. Aaah, the sounds and scenes of Nature! Oh, and they have the most amazing... More 

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Magna, Utah, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

A beautiful wooded area (with pathways), a small wildlife center, a sometimes operating small gauge train and informative visitors center make this a worthwhile stop. The pathways are wheelchair compatible. If you can visit during one of their celebrations, it is even more fun. See their website for details.

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Rock Creek, OH
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
50 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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160 reviews 160 reviews
49 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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217 reviews 217 reviews
83 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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