Activities & Resources
Penitentiary Glen Reservation451in Willoughby, OH 44094
about Penitentiary Glen Reservation:
Inside the Nature Center and Wildlife Center (open daily, 9am-5pm) interactive exhibits and displays offer lots to see and do - including the award-winning Window on Wildlife. Outside, more than seven miles of hiking trails, including stroller- and wheelchair-accessible and cross-country ski trails, lead visitors past several butterfly gardens and Ohio field habitats. A bridle trail is also nestled inside Penitentiary Glen Reservation, and a portion of the Buckeye Trail runs through the park.
Picnic areas with grills and a sheltered picnic pavilion make good casual dining spots.
A ride on the miniature steam train is a spring and summer time treat. Operated by the Lake Shore Steamers, visitors can ride on top of the tiny train cars to the gorge overlook and back. (The ride takes about 15 minutes. It's popular, so expect to wait in line a bit on nice days.)