Huntington Reservation is located in Bay Village on the shores of Lake Erie. Picnic areas high above the beach offer visitors opportunities to enjoy the striking and ever-changing lake views. Breakwalls allow anglers to fish in Lake Erie in all seasons. The reservation is also home to three Cleveland Metroparks affiliates: Lake Erie Nature & Science Center, Huntington Playhouse and BAYarts.
Purchased in 1927, the 103 acre property is one of the oldest reservations in Cleveland Metroparks and features one half mile of lakefront. It still contains many unusual botanical specimens brought here from Europe by John Huntington, the previous owner and reservation namesake. The Huntington Water Tower, a well-known landmark, was used to pump water from the lake to irrigate Mr. Huntington's fields of grapes. Another glimpse back into time can be seen in the huge concrete trestle crossing Porter Creek Drive- remnant from the Lake Shore Electric Railroad that ran trains from Cleveland to Toledo.
Recreation in Huntington Reservation