Tracks in the Snow, and other signs of Exploring Nature in Ashtabula County


Winter Excursion: Join Judy Semroc, Naturalist from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History as we note unusual ice formations and search for tracks, signs, homes, and hiding places of wildlife during a trail walk at the Lampson Reservoir Metropark. Education, Fitness. Free and open to all ages. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Enjoy [...]

Tracks in the Snow, and other signs of Exploring Nature in Ashtabula County2019-01-14T15:22:59+00:00

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+00:00

Discovering the Secrets of Your Old House


Workshop on how to sleuth the age of your old house and identify age and style of your antiques. Join Metroparks' Director Larry Frimerman at the Hubbard House in Ashtabula Harbor as he holds this free workshop. Call 440-650-4124 or 440-964-8168 FMI   Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 2 PM – 5 PM

Discovering the Secrets of Your Old House2019-01-24T15:17:32+00:00

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+00:00

Seasonal Plant Walks: Ethnobotany Tree Walk Hatches Corners


 Hatches Corners Metropark Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 1 PM – 2 PM   Join herbalist Leah Wolfe for the first of four seasonal plant walks:a late winter stroll in the Hatches Corners Metropark, with frequent stops to identify trees by bark, shape, and twig. Leah is a teacher at the Trillium Center in Conneaut, [...]

Seasonal Plant Walks: Ethnobotany Tree Walk Hatches Corners2019-02-07T14:45:40+00:00

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+00:00

Getting your Bird Feeder Ready for Spring


Lampson Reservoir Metropark 2pm Workshop Mark Meyer of the Bird Feeder will discuss bird seed mixes for spring and how to stock your feeders with the seeds and nuts that will make your yard a favorite destination for wildlife. Bring a chair, questions!  Jacket, binoculars, shoes for hiking afterwards.  Grass may be wet.   To [...]

Getting your Bird Feeder Ready for Spring2019-02-07T14:37:19+00:00

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+00:00

Grand River Canoe Kayak Race – Annual


An annual springtime tradition; experience an eight-mile canoe and kayak race from the Harpersfield Covered Bridge (Ashtabula County) to Hidden Valley Park south entrance (Madison) on the wild and scenic Grand River. This race features a “maddest hat” contest. Awards to top three finishers in each race category (determined by skill level and boat type). [...]

Grand River Canoe Kayak Race – Annual2019-02-11T15:24:14+00:00

Seasonal Maintenance Workers needed


Considering a seasonal job? Assist the Operations Manager with day to day park operations. Duties include but not limited to: mowing, trimming, operation of maintenance equipment. Must be able to lift heavy objects. Drug test and background check required. May be required to work some evenings, weekends.  For more details and to apply now for [...]

Seasonal Maintenance Workers needed2018-12-17T08:09:19+00:00