Brecksville Reservation--Chippewa Ford

About this Location

This eBird hotspot may be used for checklists of birds seen at the Chippewa Ford field, for birds observed in either direction from the ford on the All Purpose Trail which parallels Chippewa Creek Drive, the Chippewa Ford Field, or from the Bridle Trail on the south side of Chippewa Creek Drive which follows Chippewa Creek in this area. The river ford area is the "low ground" version of the nearby Oak Grove, Plateau, My Mountain hotspot in Brecksville Reservation.

About Brecksville Reservation

From the oak-hickory forests on the ridge tops to the cottonwoods, willows, and sycamores of Chippewa Creek’s flat floodplain, Brecksville Reservation is a study of contrasts. The reservation is deeply cut by seven distinct gorges which have a wide variety of soil and sunlight conditions, fostering the growth of rare, unusual, and endangered plants. Chippewa Creek, in the northern section of the reservation, flows through a remarkable gorge that was left behind by the glaciers that once covered this area.

The reservation has an excellent and extensive system of trails, including a section of the Buckeye Trail. Squire Rich Home and Museum, managed by the Brecksville Historical Society, is located on Brecksville Road. Sleepy Hollow Golf Course and Seneca Golf Course are also a part of the reservation.

Accessible parking and trails.

Restrooms on site.

Content from Brecksville Reservation map