Big Creek Reservation--Lake Abram

Big Creek Reservation--Lake Abram

Eastland Road Middleburg Heights, Ohio 44130

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About this Location

Lake Abram may be accessed from the Eastland Road parking area for the Lake to Lake Trail.

Lake Abram is the largest remaining glacial wetland in Cuyahoga County. Lake Abram, with its surrounding marsh and upland areas, make up 80 acres of unique and critical wildlife habitat.

The prehistoric play pit and Mastodon dig site are a fun place for kids to explore and experience what it may be like to be a scientist on a real dig site.

About Big Creek Reservation

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A major component of Big Creek Reservation is Big Creek Parkway, a refreshing alternative to the standard suburban commuter routes to Cleveland. The reservation runs parallel to Pearl Road from Valley Parkway to Brookpark Road and is located in Brooklyn, Parma, Parma Heights, Middleburg Heights, and Strongsville.

Undoubtedly the highlight of the reservation is Lake Isaac. Classified as a “glacial pothole” created thousands of years ago, the lake can attract migrant waterfowl and shorebirds. A hiking trail follows the northern side of the lake and passes through marshes, a floodplain, pine plantation, woodlands, and an orchard. The surrounding land is a wildlife sanctuary and home to foxes, mink, deer, opossum, and countless other animals. It is one of the most active wildlife corridors in Cuyahoga County.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

  • Roadside viewing

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