North Chagrin Reservation Cleveland Metropark offers over a dozen different trails that can either be completed on their own or combined with others. If you've got an entire afternoon, check out the Castle Valley Trail, one of the park's most beautiful, and a moderate 2.25-mile hike with just one big hill. For an easier walk, try the .75-mile Overlook Trail, near the Forest Picnic Area, or the Hemock, which skirts a ravine and includes views of small waterfalls. A naturalist's favorite is the Hickory Fox, a 1.6-mile loop trail that begins from the same trailhead as the Hemlock and winds along a deep ravine, then turns into the forest, passing great vine tangles of fox grapes and groves of shag bark hickory.
Features: enclosed shelter (heated) with fireplace, table and chairs, electricity, grills, water (available approx. May-October, weather permitting), latrine restrooms nearby.
Intergrove Lodge Reserved Picnic Area is located on Buttermilk Falls Parkway in North Chagrin Reservation, between Strawberry Lane and Sunset Lane in Willoughby Hills.