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Lake Erie Metropark Trails

Lake Erie Metropark is home to 11 km of trails.  Trails are available for hiking, biking, in-line skating, and cross-country skiing.

Paved Trails

There are three segments of paved trails, all joined together at the main wave pool parking lot.  The trails are mostly well-maintained, but the wooden bridges, and the ramps leading to and from the bridges, can be dangerous to in-line skaters, if sufficient caution is not exercised.

  • Paved Trail – South: From the wave pool, this trail follows the coastline of Lake Erie south, 2.2 km (one way) to the marina, at the south end of the park.
  • Paved Trail – West: From the wave pool, this trail passes through wooded areas 2.5 (one way) km to Gibraltar Road, at the north end of the park.
  • Paved Trail – East: From the wave pool, this 1.1 (one way) km trail takes you to the Marsh Museum.

Nature Trails

  • Cherry Island Trail: From the Marsh Museum, this 2.3 km loop trail takes you across a man-made levee, with marsh on both sides, at the southern portion, before reaching Lake Erie, then turning back to return along a boardwalk.
  • Main Nature Trail: This 1.7 km loop trail begins at the Marsh Museum and takes you on a short, level walk through woodland and marsh, returning along one of the many canals in the park.  No pets are allowed on this trail.
  • Back Nature Trail: This unmarked, 1.3 km loop trail is accessed off the service road, just west of the entrance to the Marsh Museum parking lot.  Traveling along the west edge of a large meadow, it returns through woodland.  This trail is not well maintained, but is, nonetheless, easy to follow.

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