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A look at how some animals survive northeast Ohio winters

Nov 25, 2017

Although wildlife in our area cannot simply turn up the thermostat in their habitat when temperatures get cold, they do have ways to survive some of winter’s most difficult conditions. Read More »

Experience the new 200 ft. public pier at Painesville Township Park

Oct 30, 2017

An ADA-accessible walkway and stairs lead down to the pier, which extends 200 feet into the water and provides public access to the region's greatest natural resource: Lake Erie. Read More »

Northeast Ohio’s life-size game board, Cand Land Has Gone Wild, is back!

Oct 24, 2017

In this holiday tradition, visitors draw cards and become the game piece as they play along. Read More »

Boat with Lake Metroparks

May 31, 2017 ● By Today's Family

With Lake Erie as the northern boundary to Lake County and the Grand and Chagrin rivers running through, there are numerous opportunities to explore the water—in a variety of watercrafts. Read More »

Top six ways to explore and enjoy your Lake Metroparks this summer

Apr 25, 2017 ● By Today's Family

Get outside and take in all the beautiful sites at Lake Metroparks. Read More »

Get outdoors! 8 reasons to spend time in nature

Mar 21, 2017 ● By Today's Family

With the arrival of spring, kids and parents alike are drawn to the great outdoors. And that’s a good thing. Research shows the benefits of spending time in nature. Here are 8 highlights. Read More »

Welcome Spring Hike • March 19

Feb 21, 2017 ● By Today's Family

Featured hikes will vary in length and terrain from flat and easy for the novice hiker to longer with rolling terrain and a few steep hills for the experienced hiker. Read More »

Candy Land has gone WILD!

Oct 24, 2016 ● By Today's Family

Northeast Ohio’s “wildest” holiday tradition continues this year. The Wild Days of Winter game is played just like the iconic board game CANDY LAND, but with a “natural twist.” Read More »

Coastal observation tower provides 360-degree views of Lake Erie and the park

Oct 11, 2016 ● By Today's Family

Lake Metroparks has opened a 50-foot coastal observation tower at the agency's Lake Erie Bluffs in Perry Township. Read More »

Top 10 ways to enjoy nature this fall!

Oct 11, 2016 ● By Today's Family

For those of you who dread the cold and driving in snowstorms, fall can be an extension of your summer outdoor activities. Lake Metroparks offers special places to enjoy the fall season. Read More »