Public Places: Parks/Reservations
This 149-acre former fishing club was acquired by the Geauga Park District in 1993. Avid anglers continue to catch a wide variety of fish, including bass, bluegill, and northern pike. The three lakes and 40 acres of wetlands also attract beavers, great blue herons, red-shouldered hawks, turtles, and a wide variety of songbirds and migrating waterfowl. Beartown Lakes Reservation is an excellent spot for hiking, horseback riding, sledding, and cross-country skiing.
This 642-acre tract, primarily covered with a mature beech-maple forest, is bisected by Big Creek. Many species of neotropical songbirds migrate from equatorial rainforests to nest in Big Creek Park; wildlife watchers also enjoy spotting deer, turtles, beaver, and small woodland animals.
Burton Wetlands Nature Preserve is a 287-acre system of boreal forest, glacial relic ponds, and wetlands. The area supports several rare and endangered plants, including the northern rein orchid, cranberry plants, and the carnivorous pitcher plant. Some of the rare animal species are the nesting brown creepers, northern water thrush, spotted turtles, and four-toed salamanders.
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