Positioned along the Rocky River, Rocky River Nature Center provides a full visitor experience with opportunities to discover and learn about current Ohio wildlife, ancient species such as Dunkleosteus, as well as prehistoric and pioneer cultures.
Nestled in the Rocky River Valley, Rocky River Nature Center offers spectacular views of a 360 million year old shale cliff from the deck overhanging the river. Go backwards through time inside the Nature Center as you explore exhibits about the early inhabitants of the valley including the giant fish of the Devonian sea, Dunkleosteus.
HideAway Hollow, just recently renovated, is a giant oak tree where kids can play and discover.
Explore the gardens outside on your way to over five miles of trails that lead from the Nature Center. The trails will take you to the river’s edge, a wetland forest, ponds, hilltops and ancient American Indian earthworks. These trails provide immediate access to the Fort Hill Stairs. The nature sightings change along the trail in each season.
Rocky River Nature Center Group Program Guide (PDF)
Cleveland Metroparks Nature Shop located on-site.
Take a virtual tour of Rocky River Nature Center