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Lake Metroparks Penitentiary Glen Reservation

Address: 8668 Kirtland-Chardon Rd., Kirtland, OH 440-256-21
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Ranked #5 of 7 Attractions in Kirtland
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Magna, Utah, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 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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Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
50 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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152 reviews 152 reviews
48 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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201 reviews 201 reviews
79 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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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25 reviews 25 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
62 helpful votes 62 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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