Wood Hollow Metro Park

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Wood Hollow Metro Park
Coordinates: 41.2157787, -81.4168156
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About Wood Hollow Metro Park
In 2009, a Metro Park in Hudson was not on anyone’s radar – that is, until a resident called Summit Metro Parks to donate 150 acres. That gift of land in 2009, by a man whose family “loves the parks and the Fall Hiking Spree, but wants to remain anonymous,” was the catalyst behind Wood Hollow Metro Park.

Purchases of several adjacent properties brought the park’s current size to a little more than 300 acres. It includes 1.2-mile Downy Loop, with several bridges and boardwalks. The trail name is a nod to the small woodpeckers that are among the species inhabiting “wood hollows” in the area’s beech-maple woods and wetlands.

The 300-acre park includes a 55 car parking lot, fishing pond, and a 1.2-mile natural surface walking trail. A playfield will be prepped in the summer of 2015, and restrooms and a picnic shelter are coming.

The 1.2 mile Downy Loop Trail travels mostly through beech-maple woods before entering an open area, crossing the entrance drive and returning to the parking lot. Boardwalks and several bridges enable users to traverse wet areas.
From Wood Hollow Metro Park webpage

Birds of Interest
American Kestrel, American Woodcock, sporadic sightings of Northern Shrike in winter.

Restrooms on site.