Bedford Reservation

14505 Button Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44146
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Bedford Reservation–Astorhurst Park
Coordinates: 41.3726134, -81.5806837
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Bedford Reservation–Bike and Hike Trail, Sagamore Creek
Coordinates: 41.3560635, -81.5689802
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Bedford Reservation–Bridal Veil Falls
Coordinates: 41.37158, -81.54877
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Bedford Reservation–Circle Emerald Field, Button Rd.
Coordinates: 41.382626, -81.567314
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Bedford Reservation–Egbert Picnic Area
Coordinates: 41.3846768, -81.5385961
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Bedford Reservation–Forbes Woods Picnic Area
Coordinates: 41.3730412, -81.5046095
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Bedford Reservation–Hemlock Creek Picnic Area
Coordinates: 41.37567, -81.57374
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Bedford Reservation–Little Overlook
Coordinates: 41.3819125, -81.5471148
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Bedford Reservation–Tinkers Creek Gorge Overlook
Coordinates: 41.3776447, -81.5589907
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Bedford Reservation–Viaduct Park
Coordinates: 41.3841021, -81.5320033
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Bedford Reservation–Willis Picnic Area
Coordinates: 41.386678, -81.5373731
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Ohio Birding Day Hike: Bedford Reservation Trails

During Spring migration, the reservation comes alive with migrant songbirds. Up to 15 species of warblers have been recorded in a single day in May. The Eastern Sycamore-lined Tinker’s Creek hosts two uncommon nesting specialties: Yellow-throated and rarely Cerulean Warblers. The rich deciduous woods, with rolling hills and rocky outcroppings, provides essential habitat for deep-woods nesting Hooded Warblers, Ovenbird, Louisiana Waterthrush, Veery and Wood Thrush, Acadian Flycatcher, Wild Turkey, Broad-winged Hawk, Pileated Woodpecker, and Barred, Eastern Screech and Great Horned Owls. A local specialty of hemlock ravines, Black-throated Green Warblers can be heard buzzing “zee zee zee zee zoooo zee” from the deep wooded valleys.

About Bedford Reservation
Located in Bedford, Bedford Heights, Oakwood, Valley View and Walton Hills, Bedford Reservation gives the appearance of a continuous forest of large trees and challenging terrain, which apparently discouraged early logging operations.

The reservation offers trails and picnic areas and includes Shawnee Hills Golf Course as one of its attractions. Flowing through Bedford Reservation is Tinkers Creek, named for a member of Moses Cleveland’s surveying party. The stream drops a dramatic 220 feet over a course of two miles and has cut a steep, walled gorge. The gorge, declared a National Natural Landmark, is a unique area with numerous tree, shrub and flower species.

The Tinkers Creek Gorge Scenic Overlook on Gorge Parkway offers a spectacular vista particularly in the fall.
From Bedford Reservation webpage

Restrooms at locations identified on Bedford Reservation map.