Calling all Bicycle Enthusiasts!


ASHTABULA BICYCLING CLUB (Bula Bike Club) Come join us! We are a group of casual bicyclers. We meet Every Tuesday evening at 6:00 p.m. at a different location in the county. For Spring Warm up Rides we will meet Tuesday evenings at the Austinburg Trailhead of the Western Reserve Greenway Trail (off of Route 307, [...]

Calling all Bicycle Enthusiasts!2019-03-27T09:11:36-04:00

CANCELLED: Grand River Canoe and Kayak Race


Due to high water levels on the Grand River, The Lake Metroparks Grand River Canoe and Kayak Race, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 27, postponed and rescheduled to Saturday, May 4; HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO POOR WEATHER CONDITIONS. Our concern is for the safety of race participants, staff and volunteers. We want to thank [...]

CANCELLED: Grand River Canoe and Kayak Race2019-05-03T12:59:52-04:00

Western Reserve Greenway Trail 7th Annual Spring Cache Event


Join us for the 7th Annual Clean up  Day  !  (Cache In, Trash Out!) on the Greenway Trail We will meet at Lampson Staging Area Pavilion at 11am  on Sunday April 28th, 2019. Bring gloves and trash bag, snack or potluck to share afterwards. Group photo. For more information or to sign up contact: [...]

Western Reserve Greenway Trail 7th Annual Spring Cache Event2019-03-11T14:35:40-04:00

Ethnobotany Trail Walks available this year at the Ashtabula Metroparks


Join herbalist Leah Wolfe for the first of four seasonal plant walks in the Ashtabula County Metroparks! March 24, 1-3 PM Hatches Corners Metropark 5467 Center St. (Rt 7) Monroe Twp The first is a late winter/early spring stroll in the Hatches Corners Metropark, with frequent stops to identify trees by bark, patterns, buds, and [...]

Ethnobotany Trail Walks available this year at the Ashtabula Metroparks2019-04-01T09:03:47-04:00

Metroparks Boosts Ranger Coverage


JEFFERSON - The Ashtabula County Metroparks has hired two additional part-time park rangers to boost its safety presence in its parks and trails. Rangers Pamela Bradek and Shalana Satterwhite were sworn in as Rangers by Metroparks Board President Robert J. Best at the Feb. 13th Board of Park Commissioners’ meeting. “We are pleased to add [...]

Metroparks Boosts Ranger Coverage2019-02-28T16:03:37-04:00

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