Big Creek is a peaceful place to walk, with great sledding hills.
A major component of Big Creek Reservation is Big Creek Parkway, a refreshing alternative to the standard suburban commuter routes to Cleveland. The reservation runs parallel to Pearl Road from Valley Parkway to Brookpark Road, and is located in Brooklyn, Parma, Parma Heights, Middleburg Heights, and Strongsville.
Undoubtedly the highlight of the reservation is the Lake to Lake Trail, a 2.4 mile, universally accessible all purpose trail that connects Lake Abram to Lake Isaac. On foot, by bicycle, or by wheelchair, one crosses Abram Creek and Bagley Road as they travel the trail that passes through 175 acres of headwater wetlands joining the largest wetlands in Cuyahoga County.
A wooded, 0.7 mile trail leads to the pond, stocked with channel catfish, sunfish and largemouth bass.
Engle Road Sled Riding Hill is an excellent hill for beginner sledders.
The largest remaining glacial wetland in Cuyahoga County, Lake Abram makes up 80 acres of unique and critical wildlife habitat.
This birding hotspot was once a “kettle lake” sculpted by glaciers during the Ice Age.
Memphis sled riding hill is optimal for more experienced sled riders.
Plan your picnic at Creekside Reserved Shelter! This open-sided shelter includes picnic tables, grills, a small play field and horseshoe pits.
Plan your picnic at Lower Fern Hill Picnic Area! This open shelter includes picnic tables, grills, swings and a volleyball court.
Memphis Picnic Area offers two shelters, one of which can be reserved. There are also horseshoe pits on-site.
Plan your picnic at Memphis Reservable Shelter! This open shelter includes picnic tables, grills, a horseshoe pit and playfield.
Snow Road Picnic Area includes a large shelter, swingset and restrooms among its amenities.
Upper Fern Hill Picnic Area has everything for the perfect quaint picnic.
Tour the wetlands around Lake Isaac with Naturalist Abby Costilow.
Enjoy a dark, quiet, frosty night walking along with furry (and smooth!) friends on the Lake to...
Enjoy a winter wonderful hike while we learn all about skunk cabbage and search for the flowers...