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 27-hole course includes an 18 hole regulation course and a 9 hole course. 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.
Bring your dog to Aukerman Park, home to Cleveland Metroparks only dog agility course.
The casual atmosphere serves concession-like fare including burgers, hot dogs, chicken tenders, fries and more.
Discover deep forested ravines, walk through a restored Ohio prairie with grasses over eight feet tall, or explore glacial river valleys carved...
Chippewa Picnic Area has everything for your perfect picnic or group adventure. Fire up the grill or walk your dog along the scenic trails.
Plan your picnic at Harriet Keeler Memorial Picnic Area! This open shelterhouse includes picnic tables, grills, swings and horseshoe pits.
Meadows Picnic Area has everything for a picnic, group outing or camping trip for scouting groups.
Plan your picnic at Oak Grove Reservable Picnic Area! This large open shelter includes a fireplace, picnic tables, grills and swings.
Plan your picnic at Ottawa Point Picnic Area! This large open shelter includes a fireplace, grills, swings, water, playfield and horseshoe pit.
This picnic area provides several areas to picnic including a shelter. There is also potable water on site.
Stuhr Woods Picnic Area has everything for a quaint picnic. Enjoy a hike along the scenic all purpose trail.
The Trailside Program Center is a facility that hosts a variety of educational programs that connect visitors to the natural world around them. The...
Join Naturalist Kathy Schmidt and hike among the trees to hear their stories.
Enjoy a morning hike while volunteers prepare a hot breakfast.
Explore how Ohio's first settlers went to school and what they learned in this monthly program...