Brecksville Reservation, the largest of the 18 Cleveland Metroparks reservations, offers scenic overlooks and historical landmarks.
From the oak-hickory forests on the ridge tops to the cottonwoods, willows and sycamores of Chippewa Creek's flat floodplain, Brecksville Reservation is a study of contrasts. The reservation is deeply cut by seven distinct gorges which have a wide variety of soil and sunlight conditions, fostering the growth of rare, unusual and endangered plants. Chippewa Creek, in the northern section of the reservation, flows through a remarkable gorge that was left behind by the glaciers that once covered this area.
The reservation has an excellent and extensive system of trails, including a section of the Buckeye Trail. Squire Rich Home & Museum, managed by the Brecksville Historical Society, is located on Brecksville Road. Sleepy Hollow Golf Course and Seneca Golf Course are also a part of the reservation.
Challenge yourself at one of 18 exercise stations along the Brecksville Physical Fitness trail.
Take in the beauty of the creek flowing through the gorge left behind by the glaciers that once covered this area.
Explore this beautiful geological site in any season. You may even see a white-tailed deer and find out how Deer Lick Cave got its name.
Harriet Keeler Memorial commemorates the educator and writer’s significant contributions honoring nature.
Meadows Trailhead provides easy access to a network of trails and a central parking area for equestrians and hikers.
This newly renovated complex has 27-holes. It’s an ideal course for golfers of all skill levels.
Selected by Golfweek Magazine as one of the top two municipal courses in Ohio, Sleepy Hollow will test even the best of golfers.
This planted 4-acre tall grass prairie is a unique ecosystem with incredible plant and animal diversity.
Shake off that cabin fever and get out and explore the woods around us.
Learn how to use binoculars, ID common winter residents and discuss how they survive our climate.
Let the light of the moon guide us as we look for nocturnal animals on this evening hike.