Orchard Hills Park
11340 Caves Road
Chester, Ohio 44026
Orchard Hills Park webpage
Orchard Hills Park map
Western Reserve Land Conservancy Parks and Preserves webpage
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Orchard Hills Park is a 237-acre parcel in Chester Township, located behind Patterson Fruit Farm’s Farm Market. The property had formerly been managed as a golf course.
Driven by the research of the Natural Resource Management and Planning departments, Geauga Park District followed its mission toward the reclamation and reforestation of this beautiful landscape. Phase I ended in the fall of 2010 and included the planting of hundreds of trees and the addition of a parking lot, restrooms, indoor/outdoor lodge and sledding hill. Phase II ended in the fall of 2011 and continued the effort of reforestation and trail construction.
The restoration of Orchard Hills Park was funded in part by a grant from Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
From Orchard Hills Park webpage
Once managed as a golf course, Geauga Park District has restored this 237-acre property to a beautiful natural landscape that provides opportunities for hiking, picnicking, fishing, birdwatching, and nature discovery. Visitors can explore six trails totaling 3.6 miles. Cross-country skiing and sledding opportunities are also available in the winter. Orchard Hills Preserve has a number of amenities that visitors can take advantage of including a lodge, shelters, restrooms, and orchard-themed playground.
From Western Reserve Land Conservancy Parks and Preserves webpage
Restrooms and handicap accessible facilities at locations identified on Orchard Hills Park map.