About Chapin Forest Reservation

Wander, cross-country ski or snowshoe through nearly six miles of trails surrounded by mature beech, maple, oak, tulip and hemlock trees. One of the best scenic overlooks in Lake County is found along Lucky Stone Loop Trail. Hiking in this beautiful forested park will take the park visitor to spectacular Sharon Conglomerate ledges, from which Lake Erie and the Cleveland skyline are visible on a clear day. Perfect spot to view fall colors.Second entrance: 9938 Chillicothe Rd. (Rt. 306); Kirtland 44094Part of the Buckeye Trail, a continuous hiking trail throughout Ohio, passes through Chapin Forest Reservation. Blue paint blazes on some trees mark the Buckeye Trail.If your adventure includes cross-country skiing, there are opportunities across the county starting with Chapin Forest Reservation where we rent skis and snowshoes, groom the trails and turn on lights for you at night.SKI RENTALSChapin Forest Reservation Pine Lodge Cross-country Ski Center10381 Hobart Rd.Kirtland, OH 44094Cross-country skis are available for rent (ages 13 and older for $5/hour, $15/day, and ages 12 and younger for $3/hour, $9/day).

Features & Amenities

Over 6.5 miles of trails, stocked fishing ponds, shelters, cross-country skiing/snowshoeing, rentals

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