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Lake Metroparks Penitentiary Glen Reservation

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Much more than a hike

Yes, you can hike here, but there is so much more! There is the Wildlife Center where you can see... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2014
Willoughby Hills, Ohio
Great Park with Fantastic Rehab Center

This is a great park for a hike as well as a wonderful place to learn about the local wildlife in... read more

Reviewed January 7, 2014
Kirtland, Ohio
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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.

Date of experience: May 2014
1  Thank Ligaya2
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...More

Date of experience: May 2014
1  Thank WHMeg
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...More

Date of experience: November 2013
2  Thank Amiga9
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.

Date of experience: December 2012
1  Thank Michelle K
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.

Date of experience: June 2013
1  Thank jean858
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.

Date of experience: May 2012
1  Thank serenitynowOhio
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!

Date of experience: March 2013
2  Thank floppsie256
Reviewed November 8, 2012 via mobile

Such an unassuming park from the entrance. There are mini falls, a dock extended out onto a big pond you can go on, pretty decent hills about 4-5 miles of trails. Great for scenery, pictures, treks picnics, beautiful covered areas for bigger parties and a...More

1  Thank Emugal17
Reviewed October 28, 2012

Very Beautiful Park. It's a wonderful place to take children. Lots of nice paths and hiking trails. The animal rehab center is very interesting as is the mini railroad. Highly recommend to anyone.

Date of experience: October 2012
1  Thank ket358
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Wonderful guided hike thru the Gorge. Great group of guides and attendees and wonderful hot soup after hike.

Date of experience: February 2012
Thank Jewel S
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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.