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Munroe Falls Metro Park

Munroe Falls

Metro Park
Facebook Photo: Sunset at Munroe Falls Metro Park

Park Areas

Lake Area

Address 521 S. River Rd.
Munroe Falls, OH 44262

Hours Mon-Fri: 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Trail Icon Trail Name Miles Class Rating Description
Indian Spring Trail Indian Spring Trail 2.2 C 2 Inside the Lake Area near the sled hill, Indian Spring Trail passes its namesake spring before looping back through two types of forests. On its way, the trail also passes by wetlands, ponds and a stream.

Tallmadge Meadows Area

Address 1088 North Ave.
Tallmadge, OH 44278

Hours Mon-Fri: 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Trail Icon Trail Name Miles Class Rating Description
Meadow Loop Trail Meadow Loop Trail 0.35 B 1 The short Meadow Loop is a flat, easy trail in the Tallmadge Meadows Area that can be enjoyed by users with wheelchairs, walkers, canes and strollers.
Meadow Trail Meadow Trail 2.0 C 1 From the parking lot of the Tallmadge Meadows Area, Meadow Trail passes by the County Home cemetery before traveling through woods, a shrub thicket, a wetland woods and its namesake meadow. Signs of coyotes can often be seen while hiking through the meadow.

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

Munroe Falls Map

History & Wildlife

Before Summit Metro Parks purchased 222 acres from the Renner family in 1978, John Renner owned and operated a swim park on what is now Munroe Falls Metro Park. In the 1930s, the family built a two-room summer cabin and dug a small fishing lake near the present park entrance. By 1935 they constructed a house and lived there year-round. They soon realized their lake was popular with swimmers. To discourage visitors, they started charging 10 cents per visit, but this only attracted more people. To accommodate the new business, they created the current 13-acre lake in 1937 and named the place Renner Park.

John Renner, an engineer who built many homes in Akron's Goodyear Heights area, also tried raising pigs on the southeast side of the lake. Price restrictions enacted during World War II made his farming venture unprofitable.

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In 2007, Summit Metro Parks acquired the adjacent 287-acre property that formerly contained the County Home, an institution that housed those considered mentally ill or who had no other family to care for them. It operated as a working farm until it was razed in 1978.

Today, the park’s sandy, acidic soils permit the growth of flora that is typically uncommon in Summit County. Blueberries, shiny club moss, ground pine and a colony of Ohio haircap moss flourish here. Trees include black gum, sassafras and tulip. Beavers, frogs, turtles, salamanders and crayfish are seen in both Beaver and Heron ponds.

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Activities
  • Cross-country Skiing
  • Boating
  • Sledding
  • Swimming
Amenities
  • Picnic Tables
  • Play Equipment
  • Restroom
  • Shelter
Activities
  • Cross-country Skiing
Amenities
  • Pet-friendly
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restroom
  • Shelter