Centered between Sunset Pond and Sanctuary Marsh, North Chagrin Nature Center is the educational hub of North Chagrin Reservation. The center features a variety of native live-animal exhibits, a children’s play area, multiple wildlife viewing areas, and a Nature Shop. North Chagrin Nature Center also specializes in naturalist-led programs. Contact the nature center at 440.473.3370 for more information.
North Chagrin Nature Center Group Program Guide (PDF)
Photographic display of Native Northeast Ohio landscapes, animals, plants and fungi .
There are many stories and superstitions that are associated with common herbs and “weeds” that we have growing around our homes. Join us as we separate fact from fiction and discuss the meaning of their scientific names.
Join Naturalist Foster Brown as we discuss golf history of Cleveland Metroparks. The park system has quite a legacy of providing quality golf courses and experiences since the 1920s.
Escape into nature and search for birds at Sanctuary Marsh and the surrounding area. Binoculars are recommended, a few will be available to borrow.
Naturalist Foster Brown will share the natural history of the American Kestrel. He will then bring out the newest bird of prey from our new aviary and allow visitors to observe this most beautiful falcon up-close.
Walk with Naturalist Foster Brown as we observe the activities of our resident beaver on Sunset Pond. In the beaver’s fervor to prepare for winter, we will see signs of their nocturnal activities and observe in-depth their behaviors.
You have 5-7 minutes to show us nature’s anything, any time, any place. Please make it nature, no cultivated or domestic anything and no hand of man.
Naturalist Foster Brown will share the natural history of the southern flying squirrel. This secretive gliding mammal will amaze you with its nocturnal adaptations and tenacity to survive the frigid Great Lakes region weather.
Have you checked out the Mayfield Village Wetlands? We’ll cross SOM Center Road and visit this 24-acre preserve.
Escape into nature and search for birds at Sanctuary Marsh and the surrounding area.
Buckeye Shelter has everything for the perfect picnic or group...
Chestnut Shelter has everything for the perfect picnic or group...
Forest Picnic Area has everything for the perfect picnic. Fire up...