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Hinckley Reservation

At the southern end of Cleveland Metroparks is Hinckley Reservation, the site of the nationally-known annual return of the buzzards. Located in Hinckley Township in Medina County, the reservation is dominated by the 90-acre Hinckley Lake, enjoyed by ice fishermen in the winter months. Another attraction of the reservation is Whipp's Ledges, with elevations rising 350 feet above Hinckley Lake and formed more than 250 million years ago.

Worden's Ledges has unique carvings made in the 1940s by Noble Stuart, son-in-law to the namesake of the ledges, Hiram Worden. Park visitors can learn more about the history of Hinckley at the Worden Heritage Homestead, managed by the Hinckley Historical Society.

Rising Valley, located off Newton Road, which was transferred by Hinckley Township to Cleveland Metroparks, has public access trails.

Recreation in Hinckley Reservation

Biking Boating Exercising Exploring Culture/History Exploring Nature/Geology Fishing/Ice Fishing Hiking and Walking Reservable Picnic Areas Shared-Use Picnic Areas Play Areas Sledding/Tobogganing Swimming Wildlife Viewing/Birding Visit a Nature Center
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