Orchard Hills Park

About this Location

Driven by the research of the Natural Resource Management and Planning departments, Geauga Park District followed its mission toward the reclamation and reforestation of this beautiful landscape. Phase I ended in the fall of 2010 and included the planting of hundreds of trees and the addition of a parking lot, restrooms, indoor/outdoor lodge and sledding hill. Phase II ended in the fall of 2011 and continued the effort of reforestation and trail construction.

The restoration of Orchard Hills Park was funded in part by a grant from Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Once managed as a golf course, Geauga Park District has restored this 237-acre property to a beautiful natural landscape that provides opportunities for hiking, picnicking, fishing, birdwatching, and nature discovery. Visitors can explore six trails totaling 3.6 miles. Cross-country skiing and sledding opportunities are also available in the winter. Orchard Hills Preserve has a number of amenities that visitors can take advantage of including a lodge, shelters, restrooms, and orchard-themed playground.

Accessible parking and trails.

Restrooms on site.

Content from Orchard Hills Park webpage and Western Reserve Land Conservancy Parks and Preserves webpage