Willoughby Hills, Ohio 44094
North Chagrin Reservation webpage
North Chagrin Reservation map
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Please note that the North Chagrin Reservation spans two counties. The general hotspot “North Chagrin Reservation” is currently located in Lake County and birds reported to it are assigned to Lake County. If you are careful about your county lists, it is better to use more specific sub-locations in this Reservation. Some checklists in the general hotspot have a mix of birds from both counties and in the future, this hotspot may become a polygon encompassing the whole Reservation.
Trails in Cuyahoga County:
Nature Center Trails
Buttermilk Falls Trail – .4 mile
Sylvan Loop Trail – .4 mile
Museum Trail – .8 mile
Overlook Trail – .4 mile
Trails in Lake County:
Squires Lane Trail – .75 mile
Scenic Loop Trail – 1.6 miles
Castle Valley Trail – 2.25 miles
White Pine Trail – 1 mile
Chagrin River Trail – 1.1 miles
Lily Lagood Loop Trail – .2 mile
Hemlock Trail – 1.75 miles
Hickory Fox Loop – 1.6 miles
Trails with portions in both counties:
Buckeye Trail – 2.75 miles
All Purpose Trail – 4.2 miles
Bridle Trails – 10.3 miles
The AllTrails website has descriptions and maps of 16 hikes in the North Chagrin Reservation.
About North Chagrin Reservation
Since the 1920s, North Chagrin Reservation has been a special combination of outdoor recreation areas and wildlife sanctuaries. An interesting feature of the reservation is Squire’s Castle. Built at the turn of the century by F.B. Squire, it was to serve as the gatehouse of his country estate, but plans for the remainder of the estate never materialized.
Located in Mayfield Village, Willoughby Hills, and Gates Mills, the reservation includes a nature center and nature education building, a number of trails and picnic areas. Sanctuary Marsh and Sunset Pond are both popular areas to observe waterfowl. The reservation is also home to Manakiki Golf Course, located off SOM Center and Eddy roads in Willoughby Hills.
The Nature Center overlooks Sanctuary Marsh, where native plants create a fine wetland community attracting a host of waterfowl, mammals, insects, reptiles, amphibians, songbirds and shorebirds. Marsh wildflowers bloom throughout the spring and summer. Take a trip across the 300-foot boardwalk for an especially beautiful experience. Nearby, Sunset Pond is known throughout the area as a home for Canada geese, wood ducks, mallards and rare black duck. The trails surrounding North Chagrin Nature Center are paved for easy access to all visitors.
Located near North Chagrin Nature Center is the Nature Education Building. This satellite facility can be reserved by teachers as a field classroom. The facility is also open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from noon to 4:30 pm to park visitors. Enjoy the wildlife observation window, where one-way glass permits up-close observation of birds with an audio system that brings the sounds of nature indoors. Step into the Forest Nightlife exhibit where nocturnal animals and night sounds surround you. Live owls offer visitors the rare opportunity to learn more about these secretive nocturnal birds of prey.
From North Chagrin Reservation webpage
Restrooms at locations identified on Chagrin Reservation map.