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Carlisle Reservation

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Address: 12882 Diagonal Rd., Lagrange, OH
Phone Number: 216-458-5121
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Try birdwatching from either the observation area or on a hike.

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Really nice metropark

The Carlisle reservation is a really nice metropark. Went for a church picnic, wasn't expecting such a clean and walkable park.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2015
Akron, Ohio, United States
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Akron, Ohio, United States
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

The Carlisle reservation is a really nice metropark. Went for a church picnic, wasn't expecting such a clean and walkable park.

Thank hharris37
Hilliard, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We have been going on the Halloween Walk for decades! In my opinion, it is the best in Ohio. Being outside at night adds a certain mysterious element to the attraction. The walk is great for the little ones too. The spooky things don't happen till dark .The amount of time and energy that goes into making this happen is... More 

1 Thank donna4149
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

The rescued birds are fun to visit There is a fun indoor play center Indoor bird watching Halloween walk Beautiful room to rent for parties.

1 Thank PugmamaOhio
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47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Beautiful park with nice walking trails. Nature center with various raptors available for viewing and used in nature programs. Also has equestrian trails as well, and a small lake for fishing. Nature Center has lots of activities for children. Well-maintained and beautiful trails!

Thank KansasSunflower09
Cleveland, Ohio
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Some nice trails and plenty of programs for the kids. There is usually an opportunity to see horses (at the Equestrian Center), or birds at the Visitor's Center.

Thank Nicholas C
Rocky River, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I visited for the first time today and it won't be the last time! The nature center is great ~ lots to see and the Eagle Nest (replica) is amazing. Great raptor display, too. I hiked for hours and saw several snakes, lots of toads and frogs and of course, geese. I had an amazing visit. Too bad the staff... More 

Thank KelP26
Elyria, Ohio
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80 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Go here all the time. Duck pond is fun, different ponds for fishermen. Play area for kids. Small "dock" to get up close to the pond. Equestrian Center is a beautiful drive back, always on the lookout for wildlife. All the Metroparks are family friendly and very well maintained.

1 Thank laurel d
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

found the displays educational. The facility was very clean and welcoming a great place to take the kids. The staff were very helpful and friendly.The grounds were well maintained I look forward tour next visit.

Thank Jimblouisville
Macedonia, Ohio
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415 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

I discovered the Carlisle Reservation in Lagrange, Ohio yesterday and I was really impressed. I attended a terrific Audubon Society nature talk in the evening there. However, before that I explored the nearby Duck Pond Picnic Area, and the amazing Raptor Center, next to the Visitor Center which was just as amazing and full of bird and animal displays. I... More 

Thank Michael M
Conway, South Carolina
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66 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

The area is set up with 3 parks all connected with trails, from hiking to horseback trails. The visitor center has displays which are great for the family and kids at Halloween and Christmas. The duck pond has a great picnic area with a play area for the little ones to enjoy.

Thank artgray44090

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