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Enjoy sledding, skating, more this winter

Published: December 11, 2016 12:00 AM

As conditions permit, sledding, ice skating, cross-country skiing and ice fishing may be enjoyed in select Summit Metro Parks locations, and several are lighted for after-sunset fun.

Most park areas are open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. unless otherwise posted. Visitors must bring their own equipment.

To learn whether sledding and skating areas are open, call 330-865-8060 or follow @metro_parks on Twitter.

Sledding

1) Cascade Valley Park / Oxbow Area (lighted); 1061 Cuyahoga St., Akron

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2) Firestone Metro Park / Warner Road Area; 200 E. Warner Road, Akron

3) Firestone Metro Park / Tuscarawas Meadows Area; 2620 Harrington Road, Akron

4) Furnace Run Metro Park / Brushwood Area; 4955 Townsend Road, Richfield

5) Goodyear Heights Metro Park / Main Entrance (lighted); 2077 Newton St., Akron

6) Munroe Falls Metro Park / Lake Area (lighted); 521 S. River Road, Munroe Falls

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7) Sand Run Metro Park / North Hawkins Area (lighted); 800 N. Hawkins Ave., Akron

Ice Skating

1) Furnace Run Metro Park / Brushwood Lake (lighted); 4955 Townsend Road, Richfield

2) Gorge Metro Park / Main Entrance (lighted); 1160 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls

3) Sand Run Metro Park / Big Bend Area (lighted); 1337 Merriman Road, Akron

Ice Fishing

1) Liberty Park / Tinkers Creek Area; 10303 Aurora-Hudson Road, Streetsboro

2) Nimisila Reservoir Metro Park: 5550 Christman Road, Green

3) Silver Creek Metro Park: 5000 Hametown Road, Norton

Cross-country Skiing

1) Firestone Metro Park / Warner Road Area: Redwing Trail, Walking Course and Willow Trail; 200 E. Warner Road, Akron

2) Furnace Run Metro Park / Brushwood Area: Rock Creek Trail and halfway around Brushwood Lake; 4955 Townsend Road, Richfield

3) Goodyear Heights Metro Park / Pioneer Area: Alder Trail; 550 Frazier Ave., Akron

4) Munroe Falls Metro Park / Lake Area: Skiing is permitted on paved surfaces, fields, and on Indian Spring Trail to Heron Pond; 521 S. River Road, Munroe Falls

5) Munroe Falls Metro Park / Tallmadge Meadows Area: Meadow Trail; 1088 North Ave., Tallmadge

6) Silver Creek Metro Park / Cross-country Course: 4579 Medina Line Road, Norton

7) Silver Creek Metro Park / Pheasant Run Area: Chippewa and Pheasant Run trails; 5000 Hametown Road, Norton

8) Springfield Bog Metro Park: Prairie Trail; 1400 Portage Line Road, Springfield Twp.

Cross-country skiing is also possible on the 34-mile Bike & Hike Trail, the district's 22.4 miles of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, and the 6-mile Freedom Trail in Tallmadge. For trailhead locations, call 330-865-8065 or visit summitmetroparks.org.


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