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 Coverage2019-02-28T16:03:37-05:00

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 Spring2019-02-07T14:37:19-05:00

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 Update2019-01-22T09:10:29-05:00

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 – Annual2019-02-11T15:24:14-05:00

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 Season2019-01-22T10:51:27-05:00

Spring Bird Week Hike


Saturday May 4th, 2019 9am Friends of Conneaut Creek Metropark 27 Blakeslee Rd Conneaut, OH Take a leisurely walk led by Marc Hanneman, President of the Sam Wharram Nature Club as he checks out the local bird population. Free and open to ages 10 and over. Minors must be accompanied by adult. Bring binoculars, camera. [...]

Spring Bird Week Hike2019-03-18T09:43:55-05:00

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 Bond2019-01-22T08:51:21-05:00

Bike Safety Week-Get Ready to Ride!


Are you ready for a new season of bike riding? May is National Bike Month and it’s a perfect time to get ready to ride! We will have a short bike safety program and bicycle safety check by our Metropark Volunteers .  Several lucky riders will receive a free bike helmet.  Following the bike safety [...]

Bike Safety Week-Get Ready to Ride!2019-03-22T15:18:02-05:00

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 Metropark2019-01-16T08:17:58-05:00

Seasonal Plant Walks: Ethnobotany Plant Walk Clara D Peet Preserve


Sunday May 19, 2019 1pm-3pm Join herbalist Leah Wolfe for the second of four seasonal plant walks: a spring stroll in the Clara D Peet Preserve Metropark with frequent stops to identify plants and their uses as food, medicine, tools, and crafts. Learn about spring greens and spring ephemerals, those plants that come up before [...]

Seasonal Plant Walks: Ethnobotany Plant Walk Clara D Peet Preserve2019-03-22T15:20:35-05:00