North Shore Trail Update


  For Immediate Release   North Shore Trail May Begin in 2019   Ashtabula, OH.  The long-anticipated Ashtabula Metroparks’ North Shore Trail is now expected to begin in 2019, it was announced at Metroparks’ North Shore Trail public meeting last Thursday, January 17.  The 4.25-mile trail will continue the Western Reserve Greenway Trail from Trumbull [...]

North Shore Trail Update2019-01-22T09:10:29-04:00

Greenway Trail Conditions: Winter Season


Greenway Trail conditions When the snow starts to fly, check the Greenway Trail conditions by contacting the Grand River Trail Riders. This group of volunteers monitor and groom the Trail during the winter months. Parking for snowmobile trailers: please use the Lampson Staging Area Trailhead  just east of the trail. Entrance is south off of [...]

Greenway Trail Conditions: Winter Season2019-01-22T10:51:27-04:00

Wetlands Wanderings Blog: by Joyce Bond


Wetlands Wanderings In the Eyring Wetlands Park By Joyce Bond, January 2019 With the cold and snow of the new year discouraging even the hardiest from venturing outside, let’s take a moment to discuss why wetlands are so important.  Throughout history wetlands have provided materials for food, fiber and shelter that support civilization.  This is [...]

Wetlands Wanderings Blog: by Joyce Bond2019-01-22T08:51:21-04:00

Lampson Reservoir Metropark


Reservoir Meanderings By ACMP volunteer Sheryl Today was a glorious morning! I had the privilege of hiking the Lampson Reservoir Trail with our CEO, Larry Frimerman and our Operations Manager, Brett Bellas. Our goal was to ensure that our trail was navigable, well-marked, and ready for our guest Naturalist, Judy Semroc, from the Cleveland Museum [...]

Lampson Reservoir Metropark2019-01-16T08:17:58-04:00

Join Us! North Shore Trail Open House


Public Meeting: Thursday January 17th, 2019  6:30pm Briquettes Smokehouse Historic Ashtabula Harbor 405 Morton Dr. Ashtabula, OH This project recently received competitive funding from ODOT's Transportation Alternative Program. Come and learn about the design for the multi-modal connector route between Lake Erie and the Western Reserve Greenway Trail- We want to hear your feedback!   [...]

Join Us! North Shore Trail Open House2018-12-26T10:46:08-04:00

Hunting Season 2018-2019


NOTICE: Hatches Corners Metropark will be open to permitted HUNTERS ONLY January 5th-8th for muzzleloader weekend. For the safety of others; the park will be closed on Saturday through Tuesday to anyone not participating in the extended weekend. Please follow all ODNR Rules and Regulations while hunting. All permits for Metroparks permitted hunting properties have [...]

Hunting Season 2018-20192019-01-02T09:45:51-04:00

Wetland Wanderings December


Eyring Wetlands Metropark Wetlands Wanderings In the Eyring Wetlands Park By Joyce Bond, December 2018 I arrived at the Eyring Wetlands Park to be met by the smiling face of the Ashtabula County Metroparks ranger Kristen Fortune.  The parks are currently advertising for a second park ranger.  But for now, Kristen patrols our parks maintaining [...]

Wetland Wanderings December2018-12-26T08:51:00-04:00

Help Wanted: Part-time Rangers (extended )


Park Rangers (Part - Time) Park Ranger {Part-Time) Job Description: Patrols assigned areas for the purposes of assisting park patrons to have an enjoyable, safe and pleasant park experience. Provides information, education and assistance to park visitors to achieve resource protection, as well as visitor safety and security. Serves as a commissioned Peace Officer enforcing [...]

Help Wanted: Part-time Rangers (extended )2019-01-02T09:37:15-04:00

Wetland Wanderings November


Wetlands Wanderings In the Eyring Wetlands Park By Joyce Bond, November 2018 As the cold and gray descended on our Ohio landscape recently, I was fortunate to spend some time in warm, sunny Florida. I participated in a couple of the local wildlife presentations put on by some knowledgeable naturalists that included seining for fish [...]

Wetland Wanderings November2018-12-17T08:15:38-04:00

Time to start Thinking About Snow Removal


Ashtabula Metroparks will be taking quotes for two snow plowing routes.   One in the Conneaut Area and one along the Western Reserve Greenway Trail. To pick up a packet or get more information contact Brett Bellas 440-536-1502 Proposals due by Nov. 13th 10 am. QUOTES ARE NOW CLOSED. WE ARE NO LONGER TAKING QUOTES FOR [...]

Time to start Thinking About Snow Removal2018-11-15T14:59:22-04:00