Best locations for fall foliage in Lake Metroparks

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PAINESVILLE, Ohio– The leaves are changing across Northeast Ohio and there are plenty of places in the Lake Metroparks to take in the beauty.

Click here for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources fall color report

Chapin Forest Reservation
9938 Chillicothe Rd., Kirtland

Part of the Buckeye Trail with viewers of Lake Erie and the Cleveland skyline.

Chapin Forest Reservation (Photo courtesy: Lake Metroparks)

Lake Erie Bluffs
3301 Lane Rd., Perry Township

A lakefront habitat with 40-foot bluffs and 50-foot observation tower.

Lake Erie Bluffs (Photo courtesy: Lake Metroparks)

Lake Metroparks Farmpark
8800 Euclid Chardon Rd., Kirtland

Farm animals, dairy demonstrations and plant science center. Admission information here.

Lake Metroparks Farmpark (Photo courtesy: Lake Metroparks)

Girfled Road Reservation
12840 Girdled Rd., Concord Township; 12926 Radcliffe Rd., Concord Township; or 12415 Concord Hambden Rd., Concord Township

Forests, fields and wetlands. Designated as an important bird area by Audubon Ohio.

Girfled Road Reservation (Photo courtesy: Lake Metroparks)

Hidden Valley Park
4872 Klasen Rd., Madison Township or 6500 River Rd., Madison Township

Access to the Grand River and a view of the exposed Chagrin Shale cliff.

Hidden Valley Park (Photo courtesy: Lake Metroparks)

Hogback Ridge Park
4700 Emerson Rd., Madison Township or 7300 Warner Rd., Madison Township

Named for the natural, narrow ridge and located along the Grand River corridor.

Hogback Ridge Park (Photo courtesy: Lake Metroparks)

Indian Point Park
12951 Seeley Rd., Leroy Township or 13165 Seeley Rd., Leroy Township

Hike along the Paine Creek with views of the Grand River valley.

Indian Point Park (Photo courtesy: Lake Metroparks)

Pete’s Pond Preserve
2255 Rockefeller Rd., Wickliffe

Hiking trail on a 69-acre park.

Pete’s Pond Preserve (Photo courtesy: Lake Metroparks)

Veterans Park
5730 Hopkins Rd., Mentor

Features four fishing piers, a loop trail from wetlands and a 830-foot boardwalk.

Veterans Park (Photo courtesy: Lake Metroparks)

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