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.
Enjoy this dog agility course with your leashed dog.
Access to several different trails. Brecksville Nature Center is a National Historical Site, built in 1939.
Challenge yourself at one of 18 exercise stations along the Brecksville Physical Fitness trail.
Enjoy the natural surface trail with access down into the scenic Chippewa Creek Gorge.
Take in the beauty of the creek flowing through the gorge left behind by the glaciers that once covered this area.
Take in the view of the Chippewa Creek gorge. Access the Hemlock and All Purpose trails.
Access to the Fitness, All Purpose and Bridle trails.
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.
Enjoy a picnic lunch and access several different trails.
Meadows Trailhead provides easy access to a network of trails and a central parking area for equestrians and hikers.
Trail access from the reservable shelter that includes a fireplace, picnic tables, grills and swings.
Enjoy a picnic or hike to my mountain overlook and the salamander loop trail.
This newly renovated complex has 27-holes. It’s an ideal course for golfers of all skill levels.
This sledding hill is great for families.
Selected by Golfweek Magazine as one of the top two municipal courses in Ohio, Sleepy Hollow will test even the best of golfers.
The Brecksville Historic Association has maintained this historic house as a museum since 1961.
This planted 4-acre tall grass prairie is a unique ecosystem with incredible plant and animal diversity.
Bring your own equipment to practice at this open air public range.
As the weather grows colder, animals are preparing for winter. On this hike we'll look for...
Join Naturalist Foster Brown as we meet monthly for a close-up look at a live animal, related...
Drop by the Brecksville Nature Center to learn about the folklore names of plants that have been...