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Lake Metroparks Penitentiary Glen Reservation

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Open Now: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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A beautiful place to get away

This is a beautiful place to visit and I'm especially attracted to the Wildlife Center. This is a... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2015
Gail K
Mentor, Ohio

Beautiful! We love walking the grounds. Always something interesting to see and experience. Love it!

Reviewed July 21, 2015
Cleveland, Ohio
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“hiking trails”(5 reviews)
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Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great public park that has back country feel while still being a quick drive from nearby cities. Also enjoy the nature center and animal resources.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Derek M
Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a beautiful place to visit and I'm especially attracted to the Wildlife Center. This is a great place to enjoy the day, or attend any of the wonderful events held there each year. I highly recommend it.

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank Gail K
Reviewed July 21, 2015

Beautiful! We love walking the grounds. Always something interesting to see and experience. Love it!

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank GigiChristine456
Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a beautiful place to take a walk. There are several trails. There are restrooms, picnic areas, and grills available.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank lmcclain
Reviewed May 17, 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.

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank mcjohns
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...More

Date of experience: September 2014
2  Thank SnMMcD
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...More

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank lucy W
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...More

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank Michael C
Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

This place is beautiful. They have day camps in the summer and their wildlife center is awesome. The train rides are worth doing.

1  Thank RCfam
Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

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...More

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August 1, 2017|
Response from WHMeg | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are a number of picnic tables in a variety of areas. Dogs are required to be on a leash.