Letha House Park–Great Horned Owl Bridle Trail
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Tips for birding the Great Horned Owl Bridle Trail
This trail winds through a small woodlot to loop around marsh and ponds and has some of the best bird diversity in the park. While it is also a horse trail, it is not heavily used and is quite a pleasant walk. Making the entire circuit of this trail can be rewarding. You can shorten the walk by following the pipeline to the picnic shelter.
Tips for birding Letha House Park
There are trails on both the east and west sides of Richman Road. On the east side, the Great Horned Owl Bridle Trail circles a wetland prairie and the Paw Paw Trail winds a short distance along a creek. On the west side, the Lake Trail and Wood Thrush Trail go around the lake, through grassland, and woods.
From Ken Ostermiller
About Letha House Park
Letha House Park is located in scenic Chatham Township. The Letha House Foundation was instrumental in providing funding for the acquisition of the land to create this park. It is crossed by a winding stream which is a tributary of the Black River.
A picnic shelter is available for reservation at this facility. A shady, wooded picnic ground is located near the parking lot for your family’s enjoyment. The wooded nature trail winds through a mature forest and features a large stand of Paw-Paw trees. The trail passes the Little Sweetly Creek, which is a prime location for children’s nature programs.
An observatory located on this site is operated by the Cuyahoga Astronomical Association. The dark skies of Letha House Park provide excellent conditions for viewing the heavens in all seasons. Watch for the announcements of public viewing.
A horse trail which leads from the parking lot and winds around agricultural fields and wooded areas is provided for the enjoyment of equestrians. Additional activities include fishing in the deep-water pond and wildlife viewing in the wetland area. Children can enjoy playing on the playground at Letha House Park West.
From Letha House Park webpage
Restroom, vault toilet, on site at main parking lot by the lake.