I did not have a lot of pictures for these locations so I am putting them together in one post.
The first one is the Ridgewood Reservation, located in Parma off of Ridgewood Dr. It’s really close to Broadview Rd and Seven Hills. There is the usual paved path and then some dirt paths that go through the woods. There is also an open area that is nice, but they are still constructing it. They are trying to recreate the marsh lands and they have bird areas and butterfly areas. There is a little nature center that was pretty cool with plants growing on the roof. There are also educational signs everywhere telling you about the area and plants and animals.
We wondered through the woods a little bit and stumbled upon an interesting area. It looked like a little outdoor church and there was a random flight of stairs.
It turned out we were on some camp grounds, but we figured we weren’t really supposed to be on that property so we left pretty quick.
The second location is a Lake to Lake trail that goes between Issac Lake in Middleburg Heights and Lake Abram in Berea. it is about two miles or so between the two. I have already posted some pictures from Lake Issac in a previous post, but here are a few from Lake Abram.
It is really more of a huge marsh area, but there is an area of straight water farther back from the boardwalk. Across the boardwalk there is a man-made pond and a small, but unique playground. There were no paths in the wood, but we went and explored a little bit anyway. We found this pretty clearing – very swampy though. We didn’t stay in there too long since the terrain was pretty rough – we had to carry Reno through a lot of it and we did not have the correct attire on. We also found some remains of an animal and a couple giant piles of feces that made us wonder what animal that big was hanging out in these woods. It creeped us out a bit so we got out pretty fast and went back to the car. 🙂