Public Places: Parks/Reservations
Osborn Park offers its visitors 163 acres in which to enjoy nature and recreational activities. Acquired in separate parcels, the park's first and largest area of 160 acres was donated by the Erie County Commission, which purchased it from the state in 1974.
The falls were once called Bakers Falls, named for the Baker family, who had lived in the area since the early 1800s and operated one of the first mills. In 1974, the area was named Paine Falls, at which time it was dedicated as a park by Lake Metroparks.
More than 400 acres of natural beauty. Enjoy hiking trails, picnic shelters, exhibits, a gift shop, and wildlife center.
The name given to the area comes from one of the previous owners of the property. His daughter, named Princess, liked to play on the sandstone ledges located on the property, thus the name "Princess Ledges." The beautiful ledges on the site become a fascinating site in the winter, as ice forms from springs flowing from the rock formations. This area is heavily wooded and offers an abundance of wildlife and wildflowers.
Punderson State Park boasts a natural lake, resort manor house, family cottages, golf course, and scenic campgrounds. It provides myriad recreational opportunities for visitors. Punderson is also Ohio's premier winter sports park. Sledding, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing are all at their best.
Quail Hollow State Park is a wonderful example of rolling meadows, marshes, pines, and deciduous woods surrounding a 40-room manor. Scenic woodland trails, gardens, and the house offer a variety of natural and cultural experiences for visitors.
This 446-acre tract is located at the junction of the interurban railroad lines that connected Cleveland to Middlefield and Chardon in the early 20th century. In addition to its historical significance, this park features fields, forests, wetlands, beaver ponds, and one of the largest great blue heron nesting colonies in Northeast Ohio.
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