Sledding and Snowshoeing Spots Around Northeast Ohio

Sledding and Snowshoeing Spots Around Northeast Ohio

- in 2023 Editions, Featured, January 2023, Magazine


Northeast Ohio offers several options when it comes to renting or borrowing snowshoes. If you’re interested in giving the sport a try, check out one of the following locations:

Cleveland Metroparks: Snowshoe rentals are available at

-Big Met Golf Course, 4811 Valley Pkwy., Fairview Park

-Hinckley Lake Boathouse & Store, 1 West Drive, Hinckley

-North Chagrin Nature Center, 401 Buttermilk Falls Pkwy., Willoughby

Geauga Park District:

-Snowshoe borrowing is available at West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road, Russell Twp.

Lake Metroparks:

-Rentals are available by reservation at the Chapin Forest Pine Lodge Ski Center, 10381 Hobart Road, Kirtland,

-Penitentiary Glen Nature Center, 8668 Kirtland Chardon Road, Willoughby

Stark Parks:

-Quail Hollow Park, 13480 Congress Lake Ave., Hartville

Summit Metroparks:

-Free snowshoe borrowing is offered at Liberty Park Nature Center, 9999 Liberty Road, Twinsburg

Cuyahoga Valley National Park:

Boston Mill Visitors Center.  6947 Riverview Road, Peninsula, Snowshoes are available weekdays and may be used on nearby trails. (

Winter Sports Center at M.D. Garage. 1550 Boston Mills Road, Peninsula (on weekends when there is six or more inches of snow).

Top Sledding Spots in Northeast Ohio

We’re fortunate to have dozens of sledding spots that offer a range of mild hills and steeper thrills to accommodate sledders of all ages. Some are lit after dark, while others offer adjacent picnic shelters, warming fires and other amenities. Here are a few options:

Cleveland Metroparks:

-Big Creek Reservation, Engle Road sled riding hill and Memphis sledding hill, 5247-5225 Big Creek Pkwy., Parma

Geauga Park District:

-Orchard Hills Park, 11340 Caves Road, Chester Twp.

Lake Metroparks:

-Chapin Forest Reservation, 10381 Hobart Road, Kirtland

Lorain County Metro Parks:

-Cascade Park, 387 Furnace St., Elyria

Medina County Park District:

-Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park, 4985 Windfall Road, Medina

Portage Park District:

-Towner’s Woods Park, 2264 Ravenna Road, Kent

Stark Parks:

-Petros Lake Park, 3519 Perry Drive SW, Canton

Summit Metro Parks:

-Sand Run Metro Park, North Hawkins Area, 800 N. Hawkins Ave., Akron

About the author

Denise Koeth is Digital Content Manager for Northeast Ohio Parent. She oversees content on the website and manages the brand’s social media activity. Denise grew up in Northeast Ohio and she and her husband are currently raising their two boys here, making it a point to take the boys to area events, attractions and kid-friendly destinations.

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