DECEMBER 14, 2010
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 -or-
CATHERINE POMIECKO - 216-635-3275
Some may say the weather outside is frightful, while others
think the snowy season is a winter wonderland.
With Cleveland Metroparks, park visitors can enjoy the beauty of
winter with a variety of winter recreation activities.
Experience the outdoors with sledding, ice fishing,
cross-country skiing, ice skating, tobogganing at the Chalet, and
For sledding enthusiasts, Cleveland Metroparks has a number of
sledding hills, including some with night lighting.
Cross-country skiers can use the unplowed trails, and are also
permitted on the fairways and rough areas at Little Met, Big Met,
Shawnee Hills, and Sleepy Hollow golf courses when there is a
four-inch base of snow. The hiking and bridle trails can be used by
cross-country skiers, but skiers should use caution and must yield
to hikers and horses.
Park visitors can enjoy pond ice skating at various Park
District locations, including one with night lighting. The areas
are not monitored and skaters are responsible for clearing the ice.
Visitors should skate with caution and only when proper ice
For the truly dedicated fishing enthusiast, the recreational
sport of ice fishing is a perfect way to relax and enjoy the winter
season. Call 440-331-8017 for more ice fishing/ice conditions
Winter is also a perfect time to take a hike and explore the
various trails throughout the reservations, especially the all
purpose trails. When snowfall is two inches or more, portions of
the all purpose trails will be plowed as time permits.
A Winter Recreation brochure with detailed information can be
found at any Cleveland Metroparks facility, or downloaded from
clevelandmetroparks.com, or mailed out by calling 216-635-3200.
Cleveland Metroparks encourages everyone to dress properly for
the weather and to exercise caution when outdoors.
Bundle up with your hats and gloves and enjoy the winter season
with Cleveland Metroparks - part of your life,