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Liberty Park

Liberty Park

Facebook Photo: Liberty Park, Ledges

Park Areas

Pond Brook Conservation Area

Address 3973 E. Aurora Rd.
Twinsburg, OH 44087

Hours Daily: 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.
 

Trail Icon Trail Name Miles Class Rating Description
Buttonbush Trail Buttonbush Trail 1.6 C 1 The first part of the trail follows the newly restored Pond Brook. As the trail winds through the wet woods you will find buttonbush growing. The other part of the trail is wooden boardwalk and travels through the wet woods, where you can hear frogs calling in the spring.

Recreation Area

Address 9385 Liberty Rd.
Twinsburg, OH 44087

Hours Daily: 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Trail Icon Trail Name Miles Class Rating Description
Sugarbush Trail Sugarbush Trail 0.6 C 1 To get to the trailhead, travel along the north side of the ballfields back to the woods. Here the trail loops through a beautiful beech-maple forest. In the fall, this trail is ablaze with oranges and reds. The distance measured does not include the walk to the trailhead. For more information about the recreation area, please call the city of Twinsburg's Parks & Recreation Department at 330-963-8722.

Tinkers Creek Area

Address 10303 Aurora-Hudson Rd.
Streetsboro, OH 44241

Hours Daily: 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Trail Icon Trail Name Miles Class Rating Description
  Pond View Trail .75 C 1  

Tinkers Creek State Nature Preserve

Address 1230 Old Mill Rd.
Aurora, OH 44202

Hours Daily: 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Trail Icon Trail Name Miles Class Rating Description
Eagle Point Trail Eagle Point Trail 0.2 C 1  
Seven Ponds Trail Seven Ponds Trail 1.2 C 1  

Twinsburg Ledges Area & Nature Center

Trail Icon Trail Name Miles Class Rating Description
Bluebird Trail 0.6 C 1 Though not completed, visitors may still enjoy this trail and "watch it grow" in spring 2017. Starting at the nature center, this loop trail will take you through a meadow to discover several prairie plants, insects and birds. Keep your ears open for the frogs that call throughout spring and summer.
Ledges Trail 1.1 C 2 Visitors pass by a unique system of sandstone ledges, into Glacier Cave and to a wetland before traveling back to the trailhead over a long boardwalk. The plants growing close to the rock are called the “living skin.” Ferns, mosses and lichens make up this “living skin.” For the protection of natural resources, please stay on the trail.
Maple Loop Trail 0.25 B 1 This accessible, paved trail begins at the parking lot and travels through a section of beech-maple forest before passing by the Liberty Park Nature Center.

Classes: A = Multipurpose  |  B = Accessible*  |  C = Basic  |  D = Primitive**  |  E = Bridle

Ratings: 1 = Easy  |  2 = Moderate  |  3 = Difficult

* Flat, easy trail or section with asphalt or crushed limestone surface.

See our  Spree For All page for more information about accessible trails.

** Rugged and challenging with uneven surfaces and steep, narrow routes

Park Map

Liberty Park Map

History & Wildlife

Long before Liberty Park was formed, prehistoric people camped here, drank the clean, cold springs, and hunted game. Upon European settlement, trees were cleared for farming, but maples were spared for their sweet sap.

Today a nature center sits amid 3,000 acres. The park harbors countless rare and endangered species, including Indiana bats, marsh wrens, and bald eagles. Other creatures seen here include beavers, otters, red-backed salamanders, wood frogs, gray ratsnakes, and numerous dragonflies and butterflies. Large trees exist on rock ledges and in wetlands within the conservation area, where fens and bogs are "protected" by poison sumac and swamp rose. In 2006, Liberty Park was designated as an Important Bird Area by the Audubon Society.

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The park (the largest natural area managed by Summit Metro Parks) is a unique partnership between the City of Twinsburg, Ohio State Parks and the park district. In 2001, Twinsburg residents passed a bond measure to purchase the Twinsburg Ledges Area. In 2014, Summit Metro Parks entered into an agreement with the Ohio State Parks to manage Tinkers Creek State Park and Tinkers Creek State Nature Preserve. The State properties are contiguous with Liberty Park's Pond Brook Conservation Area.

Liberty Park Ledges is a special ecological area that has been set aside for the study and enjoyment of nature. For the protection of this park and the safety and enjoyment of other visitors, please follow these simple guidelines:

  1. Leashed dogs are allowed on the trails but not permitted in the Nature Center.
  2. Bicycles are only permitted in the parking lot. Rollerblading and cycling are not permitted on the trails.
  3. Remain on designated trails and walkways. Do not climb on ledges and/or boulders.
  4. The use of portable cooking grills is not permitted.

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Activities
  • Take a hike or enjoy the view
Amenities
  • Pet-friendly
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restroom
Activities
  • Baseball/Softball
Amenities
  • Pet-friendly
  • Picnic Tables
  • Play Equipment
  • Restroom
  • Shelter
Activities
  • Archery
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Ice Fishing
Amenities
  • Pet-friendly
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restroom
  • Shelter
Activities
  • Take a hike or enjoy the view
Amenities
  • Picnic Tables
Activities
  • Take a hike or enjoy the view
Amenities
  • Nature Center
  • Pet-friendly
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restroom
  • Shelter