Lake Metroparks Penitentiary Glen Reservation

8668 Kirtland-Chardon Rd., Kirtland, OH 44094

440.256.4104 |

Buildings: 9 am to 5 pm daily, park open 6 am to 11 pm, Free (some programs have a fee) 

Discover forests, fields, wetlands, butterfly gardens, picnic areas and more than 8.5 miles of hiking trails at this 424-acre park named for the deep gorge that divides it. Former summer estate and working farm of the Halle family, owners of the Halle Bros. Co. department store in Cleveland. NEW Nature Play is a unique “natural” play area designed to engage children in creative and imaginative play. Meet native Ohio wildlife at the Kevin P. Clinton Wildlife Center. Check the website for a schedule of naturalist-led gorge hikes, nature programs, special events, and miniature steam train rides.