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The Coupling Reserve is made up of 20 sloping and river-bottom acres. The reserve was donated to the Erie MetroParks in 1991 by the nonprofit Coupling Corporation, which for years had operated the property as a spiritual retreat center. Built around a historic railroad theme, the reserve grounds are open to the general public from 8 a.m. to dark year-round.
Hogback Ridge Park, one of the first Lake Metroparks, is named for its most prominent natural feature: a high, narrow ridge of land bounded on two sides by steep valleys. This type of ridge is named for its resemblance to the bony spine of a hog.

More than 400 acres of natural beauty. Enjoy hiking trails, picnic shelters, exhibits, a gift shop, and wildlife center.

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.

Once part of a hunting preserve, the 331-acre Swine Creek Reservation continues to offer visitors the opportunity to see a wide variety of wildlife. Butterflies abound in the wildflower-filled summer meadows, while meadowlarks and bobolinks nest in the low-dense plant growth. Kingfishers and great blue heron are often seen along the margins of Swine Creek.

The district features 28 parks, two golf courses, three lakefront locations, nature and wildlife centers, and agricultural theme park.

Edison Woods Preserve offers a variety of opportunities to enjoy a relaxing and educational visit with nature within its more than 1,300 acres. The trail system at Edison Woods allows visitors to appreciate marshy meadows, wet woodlands, and sandstone cliffs. The reserve is also home to a vast array of wildflowers, rare plants, amphibians, and reptiles.

Otto Schoepfle did not start out to create a botanical garden. Instead, he referred to it as "the garden that grew." He traveled throughout Europe to study and learn about different botanical varieties, coming home after each trip with new ideas for plantings. This continual pursuit of learning became a dominant force in his philosophy of life.

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.

Once a state forest, Findley State Park is wooded with stately pines and various hardwoods. The scenic hiking trails allow nature lovers to view spectacular wildflowers and observe wildlife. The fields, forests, and quiet waters offer a peaceful refuge for visitors.

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