Sippo Lake–Sippo Lake Trail
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About the Sippo Lake Trail
Off of 12th Street Northwest in Perry Township between Genoa Avenue and Perry Drive. Turn at the Exploration Gateway sign and follow the parkway to the first parking lot on the right.
This trail follows the contours of the land providing an aesthetic view of the 100-acre Sippo Lake. Several different habitats offer perfect viewing spots for Yellow Warblers, Green Herons, and butterflies. Numerous species of trees such as White Oak, Wild Black Cherry, and wetland dogwoods border the trail.
About Sippo Lake
The Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park is a center of nature, culture, and life-long learning established in June 2007 as a partnership between the Stark County Park District and the Stark County District Library. The facility includes three banquet and meeting rooms, a video conference center, the Perry Sippo Branch Library featuring a 58,000-item collection with specialized nature and Canalway history resources, outdoor terrace and indoor fireplace, drive-through book drop, 400-gallon aquarium, wireless internet access, and public computers.
The Stark County Park District and Stark County District Library-Perry Sippo Branch share more than a building. Staff members work together daily to demonstrate a commitment to education, the environment, community outreach, and stewardship of financial resources that make this partnership unique.
The Sommer Wildlife Conservation Center and the Public Safety/Operations departments are located at the Genoa Avenue entrance (798 and 800 Genoa Avenue Northwest, Massillon, 44646).
Sippo Lake Park was purchased in 1977 with a Community Development Block Grant because of its central location between two of Stark County’s major cities. It provides visitors with a variety of amenities, programs, and 202 acres of deciduous forest, wetlands, old fields, and mixed shrub areas. Featuring a variety of habitats for wildlife viewing, this quiet urban oasis is home to a large number of bird species, including blue herons and other waterfowl. The songs of spring peepers, frogs, and toads also enliven evening sunsets along the shoreline of the 100-acre lake.
From Sippo Lake webpage
Restrooms at locations identified on the Sippo Lake map.