Big Creek Reservation–Snow Road Picnic Area
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The Snow Road Picnic area parking provides access to trails in wooded areas along Big Creek. The picnic area is mowed grass with scattered trees. There are birds in the picnic area; but, there are a lot more in the wooded areas, along the creek and in the creek.
From Ken Andrews
Features: Three open shelters, picnic tables, grills, swings, horseshoe pit, fitness trail, physical challenged access, parking, restrooms.
Snow Road Picnic Area is located off Big Creek Parkway in Big Creek Reservation, south of Snow Road in Parma Heights.
About Big Creek Reservation
A major component of Big Creek Reservation is Big Creek Parkway, a refreshing alternative to the standard suburban commuter routes to Cleveland. The reservation runs parallel to Pearl Road from Valley Parkway to Brookpark Road and is located in Brooklyn, Parma, Parma Heights, Middleburg Heights, and Strongsville.
Undoubtedly the highlight of the reservation is Lake Isaac. Classified as a “glacial pothole” created thousands of years ago, the lake is a waterfowl refuge, especially for migrant waterfowl. A hiking trail follows the northern side of the lake and passes through marshes, a floodplain, pine plantation, woodlands, and an orchard. The surrounding land is a wildlife sanctuary and home to foxes, mink, deer, opossum, and countless other animals. It is one of the most active wildlife corridors in Cuyahoga County.
From Big Creek Reservation webpage
Restrooms at locations identified on Big Creek Reservation map.