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Carlisle Reservation

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

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Nice little park system

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2014
Nicholas C
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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.

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Rocky River, Ohio
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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 

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Elyria, Ohio
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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.

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Louisville
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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.

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Macedonia, Ohio
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332 reviews 332 reviews
108 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 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 

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Conway, South Carolina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

This has the best free haunted trail. They have a great fall festival. Go early to get in line. It is not scary before dark and haunted after dark, but the kids can still go after dark because the haunted stuff is all inside buildings. Just skip the buildings on the trail.

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Elyria, Ohio
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68 reviews 68 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

Wonderful trails--love it in the winter especially. Nice exhibits. Nice picnic area. We are fortunate to live close to such a great park.

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Lagrange, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

I live near hear and it's so much fun to see the birds in captivity up close and walk the trails, see the horses. The Halloween and Christmas walks are the best.

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elyria
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

excellent viewing of natural events, duck pond, rose garden in Lorain is one of the best in the area with ample parking and reasonable food available, plus the excellent view of the lake

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