At the southern end of Cleveland Metroparks is Hinckley Reservation, the site of the nationally-known annual return of the buzzards. Located in Hinckley Township in Medina County, the reservation is dominated by the 90-acre Hinckley Lake, enjoyed by ice fishermen in the winter months. Another attraction of the reservation is Whipp's Ledges, with elevations rising 350 feet above Hinckley Lake and formed more than 250 million years ago.
Worden's Ledges has unique carvings made in the 1940s by Noble Stuart, son-in-law to the namesake of the ledges, Hiram Worden. Park visitors can learn more about the history of Hinckley at the Worden Heritage Homestead, managed by the Hinckley Historical Society.
Rising Valley, located off Newton Road, which was transferred by Hinckley Township to Cleveland Metroparks, has public access trails.
Recreation in Hinckley Reservation
Trail Closures: Hinckley Reservation Bridle Trail and Hinckley Lake Loop
Updated: July 15, 2014
Hinckley Lake Loop Trail Closure The Hinckley Lake Loop Trail is closed from State Rd to East Dr. All other areas of the lake trail are open. Hinckley Reservation Bridle Trail Closure The Hinckley Bridle Trail is open from the Worden Heritage Homestead House down to Harter Rd and Rt. 606 Horse Trailer Parking and Trailhead is open. The bridle trail is open from Rt. 606 to Redwing Cabin. All other bridle trails remain closed at this time. There are still some minor washouts in these areas but they are sa...
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