Visit Bedford Reservation in the fall for a beautiful view from the Tinker’s Creek Scenic Overlook or take on the Bedford mountain bike trail.
This reservation features a deep gorge -- declared a National Natural Landmark -- carved out by Tinker’s Creek, with picturesque vistas and waterfalls. Mature trees and abundant wildflowers are found within its deep forests. It offers trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding, as well as picnic areas and Shawnee Hills Golf Course. At over 2,200 acres, Bedford Reservation gives the appearance of a continuous forest of large trees as it was not logged due to its rugged terrain. Tinker’s Creek, the largest tributary of the Cuyahoga River. A scenic overlook along Gorge Parkway offers a spectacular vista, particularly in the fall.
Explore the one direction Bedford Singletrack trail with 10 distinct sections and connections to the all purpose trail.
Immerse yourself in the spectacular cascading falls surrounded by hardwoods and hemlocks.
Enjoy stunning views and visit the former saw and grist mills, as well as a viaduct that carried trains over Tinker’s Creek.
This area provides horse trailer parking and quick access to the reservation's bridle trails near Hemlock Creek.
Enjoy the breathtaking view of Tinker’s Creek Valley as you hike along the woodland or all-purpose trails.
Shawnee Hills consists of a regulation 18 hole course, a 9 hole par 3, and a driving range, along with an 18-hole FootGolf course.
Tinker's Creek Gorge Scenic Overlook is a National Natural Landmark and offers a spectacular vista particularly in the fall.
This historic parcel of land offers open walking paths, overlooks and signage detailing the former grist and saw mill’s history.
Plan your picnic at Astorhurst Picnic Area! Bedford Reservation offers trails, picnic areas and Shawnee Hills Golf Course.
The casual atmosphere serves concession-like fare including burgers, hot dogs, chicken tenders, fries and more.
Egbert Picnic Area has everything for your perfect picnic or group adventure. Fire up the grill or enjoy a hike along scenic trails.
This woodland natural surface trail allows you to discover how time and nature have reclaimed the old Forbes dairy farm.
Hemlock Creek Picnic Area includes a picnic shelter, hiking and bridle trails, a swing set and offers stunning views of both Hemlock Creek and...
Hermit's Hollow Picnic Area includes a picnic shelter with wood-burning fireplace and a swing set.
Lost Meadows Picnic Area is a quiet and private area that includes a swing set, fire pit, sand volleyball court and horseshoe pit.
This area features a picnic shelter, swing set and horseshoe pits. It shares a parking lot with Tim Lally Field, a baseball field managed by the...
Take a short walk to visit the hidden wonder of the Great Falls of Tinker's Creek, tucked behind...
Hike to the Great Falls of Tinker's Creek with one of our naturalists!
Let's explore the forests of Bedford to find what the wildlife has left behind. We'll search for...