Camp Peet Metropark
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Camp Peet Metropark Trails
There are two trails at Camp Peet Metropark which can be combined to make a 2-mile circuit.
Road and Walking Trail – 1 mile
Fishing Trail – 1 mile
Tips for birding Camp Peet Metropark
Camp Pete represents Ashtabula County Metroparks’ finest park, especially for birding. This park, near the Creek Road covered bridge, is all in a flood plain. There is a gravel road along the base of the escarpment that almost anyone can use and not worry about walking through mud, even after heavy rain. Trails to multiple primitive campgrounds are well maintained. The habitat is excellent for passerines, as it is almost entirely mature forest with one small opening near the middle of the park. There are many very large trees, mostly silver maple and tulip poplar, in this woods. There are two small oxbows in the river. This park is ready to be used (birded) by even the less adventurous. It should be excellent for fall warblers and other neotropical migrants.
From Marc Hanneman
About Camp Peet Metropark
Camp Peet Metropark is also known as the Clara D. Peet Nature Preserve, who generously dedicated this 65-acre paradise as a preserve in 1928. Camp Peet straddles Conneaut Creek, designated as an Ohio Wild and Scenic River, for .5 mile of serene views and unparalleled fishing and kayaking. The property has nearly 2 miles of walking trails, fishing access, parking and a pavilion with picnic tables. The park is now open dawn to dusk to the public for fishing, birding, and hiking. In addition, primitive camp sites designated for use exclusively by organized youth groups.
Leashed dogs are permitted. This property offers visitors an impressive stream forest buffer and floodplain supporting abundant wildflowers including Bluebells, one of the first spring flowers. You will encounter a wide variety of woodland and streamside plants and wildlife at this special place. Its sheer stream bluffs add depth and provide an impressive backdrop for hiking, birding, and quiet nature walks. Camp Peet abuts the historic Creek Road Covered Bridge at Creek Road.
From Camp Peet Metropark brochure and map
Primitive restroom on site.