Regional Parks

There are many great regional parks within 20 miles or less from Berea that are part of the Cleveland Metro Parks and Lorain County Metro Parks systems. Both park systems are known for their majestic scenery, lakes, forest, waterfalls and well maintained hiking and mountain biking trails. Enjoy picnic areas and hiking trails for all skill levels. Definatly a place to find outdoor adventures!

Black River Reservation is one of the most popular parks in the Lorain County Metro Park system and surrounds a primary 6.5 mile multipurpose trail that follows the Black River. The Bridgeway Trail is highlighted by a 1,000-foot bridge that crosses the Black River twice. The Steel Mill Trail is connected to the Bridgeway Trail and is highlighted by slag fields from the Steel Mill surrounding it. There many other trails, two playgrounds, waterfall, Kayaky & Canoe River Access Points and volleyball courts. Visit the park website for more information.

Brecksville Reservation is the largest of the 18 Cleveland Metroparks reservations that offers scenic overlooks, historical landmarks and has something for everyone year-round. Enjoy the extensive hiking trails surrounding a magnificant gorge, golfing, bicycling, horseback riding, archery, sledding and more. Stop by the nature center, trailside program center or dine in one of the many picnic shelters. Visit their website to plan your visit!

Bradley Woods Reservation is swamp forest located in North Olmsted and Westlake and boasts hiking trails, walking paths, Bunns Lake and a monarch butterfly waystation. The reservation is located on a massive formation of Berea sandstone. Enjoy the walking path, 2 miles of hiking trails, observing water fowel, the picnic shelter and more. Visit their webiste for more information.

Columbia Reservation is a 405-acre wetland reservation, that hosts a number of created ponds built around waterways near the west branch of the Rocky River near Columbia Station. There are miles of trails, a playground, 18 hole Wild West miniature golf, pizza and ice cream parlor, and a shelter, block house, lodge and canoe / kayak access to the Rocky River West Branch. Enjoy two trails and bird watching in the Briarwood Lodge Area. Visit the park website to plan a trip!

Hinckley Reservation is located in Hinckley Township in Medina County, the reservation is dominated by the 90-acre Hinckley Lake, enjoyed by fishermen and paddle sport enthusiasts. The reseration is the site of the nationally-known annual Return of the Buzzards. Enjoy hiking at Whipp's Ledges, Worden's Ledges or many other trails. Enjoy bicycling, kayaking and stand up paddleboarding. Visit their website for events and park information.

Rocky River Reservation follows the winding course of the Rocky River from Berea almost to Lake Erie. The stream cuts deeply through the soft shales of the valley, carving a picturesque gorge. Enjoy Berea waterfalls and scenic hiking trails. They alos have foot golf course, bicycling, hiking, fishing, sleding, horseback riding and more. Visit the park website for more information.

Sandy Ridge Reservation is a 526-acre wetland and wildlife preserve located in North Ridgeville that is know for bird watching, with over 250 different bird species spotted since opening! The wetlands have crushed stone loop trails across the dikes and and scenic views from obeservation mound. There is a playground and picnic shelters. Visit the park website to plan a trip!

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Local Parks / Trails

There are many park within a few miles or less of Berea that are in the Cleveland Metro Park system and the Berea Park System. You will find great hiking trails, multipurpose trails and biking trails with convenient access from your home. These parks have summer events, and concerts or just sit be the lakes and relax having.

Pack a picnic to have after a hike or headout for some exercise after work! Find your trails in the local parks!

Big Creek Reservation runs parallel to Pearl Road from Valley Parkway to Brookpark Road, and is located in Brooklyn, Parma, Parma Heights, Middleburg Heights, and Strongsville. Enjoy mainy trails including the 2.4 mile Lake to Lake Trail (Lake Abram to Lake Isaac), Byer's Pond, Engle Point connector and more. Enjoy year round activities with the Engle Road sledding hill, the Creekside Shelter, The Lower Fern picnic area and the Memphis picnic area. Many of their trails are multi-purpose, for walking, running and biking.

City of Berea Parks are seven parks around Berea that offer playgrounds, hiking trails, pools, fountains, athletic fields, picnic pavillions and more. Enjoy exploring the great community parks that are well maintained and close to home! Enjoy concerts, camping, swiming, hiking, playing and more!

Coe Lake Park is is the largest city park in Berea and the most spectacular. Enjoy the lake activities, concerts at the gazebo, summer events, hiking trails, fishing, multipurpose trails, camping, the picnic pavillion and more. The beauty of this park is unmatched. Enjoy scenic walks and the splendor of the lake year round!

Lake Isaac waterfowl sanctuary serves as an important refuge for migrating waterfowl. The surrounding woodlands provide habitat is one of the most active wildlife corridors in Cuyahoga County. Enjoy the 1.2 mile hiking trail passes through wetlands, woodlands, a pine plantation and an orchard that overlooks the floodplain of Baldwin Creek. It is located near the Big Creek Parkway.

Lake to Lake Trail is a 2.4 mile all purpose trail that connects Lake Abram to Lake Isaac. Enjoy this multipurpose that crosses Abram Creek and Bagley Road and passes through 175 acres of headwater wetlands joining the largest wetlands in Cuyahoga County. Hike, walk, run, ride or stroll throug this fabulous trail. Enjoy nature in the wetlands or a crisp jog in the fall. The trail is connected to the Big Creek Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks.

Mill Stream Run Reservation contains Baldwin and Wallace lakes, which are former quarries that produced some of the finest grindstones in the world. The reservation includes numerous species of wildlife and plant life. The reservation also has a number of trails and picnic areas to enjoy year round, including the Chalet with its twin toboggan chutes, picnic areas and fall hayrides. Enjoy hiking, biking and walking on the multi-purpose trails. The reservation also host a zip-line area with ropes coarses at the Go Ape at Mill Stream Run Recreation Area, to test your abilities and tip your thrill meter! In the fall, the chalet area has wagon rides!

Wallace Lake Park is a 17.6 acre lake was once a quarry that produced some of the finest sandstone in the world. Enjoy the beach and swim in the lake in the summer. Enjoy the Lake Wallace Cafe, paddleboat rentals, picnicing, multi-purpose trail and more. Enjoy fishing in the lake, with largemouth bass, bluegill, white crappie, brown bullhead, carp, channel catfish and rainbow trout. The lake is part of the Mill Streem Run Reservation

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National Park

The Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a 30 minute drive from Berea, OH. Enjoy miles of hiking trails, mountain bike trails, the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath, the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Raiload, the Beaver Marsh and more. Explore this national park for the beauty that is within, including Brandywine Falls, The Ledges Trail, The Buckeye trail, Blue Hen Falls, Kendall Lake Trails and many more. Stop in the Boston Mills Vistor center to get maps or other daytime information for your visit. They can also help with the Junior Ranger program.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a 33,000 acre park that is a treasure to have. The area has been preserved and restored after many years of other uses. See wildlife, enjoy hiking trough forest, ride on the canal towpath, or explore natural features. The Boston Mill Visitor Center is located at 6947 Riverview Road, Peninsula, Ohio 44264. Visit their website to plan your trip and to see current information, train ride reservations and trail status.


The Sweetheart Cottage centrally located to may of the local parks in Berea and the region. So many great parks to enjoy walks, hikes, bikerides and more! Many of the local parks are connected to downtown Berea, and is just short walk or bike ride to access the trails.

Coe Lake Park is in the heart of downtown Berea. Many activities take place there year round. Enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, camping, picnic pavions, gazebo summer concerts, access to the city swimming pool and Mucklo Park.

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