1828 Smith Rd., Akron 44313
Daily: 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Tue - Sat: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sun: 12 - 5 p.m.
*Open most Monday holidays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call for details: 330-865-8065
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Cherry Lane Trail is an easy-to-travel loop that connects to Fernwood Trail at a 110-foot-long suspension bridge, taking visitors across a 45-foot-deep ravine.
Fernwood Trail is an easy-to-travel loop that connects to Cherry Lane Trail at a 110-foot-long suspension bridge, taking visitors across a 45-foot-deep ravine.
Seneca Trail is a partly unpaved loop leading visitors past pines, a deciduous forest and through an open prairie. Portions of the trail may be considered strenuous due to hilly terrain.
Class A=Multipurpose B=Accessible* C=Basic D=Primitive E=Bridle
Rating 1=Easy 2=Moderate 3=Difficult
*Flat, easy trail or section with asphalt or crushed limestone surface that meets or exceeds ADA requirements.
See Spree For All for more information about accessible trails. Click for OPDMD trails
Many parks exist due to the foresight of a few visionary individuals, including F.A. Seiberling. He donated more than 400 acres to expand Sand Run Metro Park. Land that he owned from 1920 to 1948 was purchased by Metro Parks in 1964 to become the Nature Realm.
Native son Seiberling founded Goodyear Tire & Rubber in 1898. The company produced bicycle and carriage tires and went on to capture the automobile tire business.
Seiberling's interests went well beyond tires. He helped form the original Akron Metropolitan Park District and was a member of the Board of Park Commissioners from 1924 to 1935.
Today, the Nature Realm is a special-use 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:
The 104-acre Nature Realm includes a 10,000-square-feet visitors center with a gift shop, several gardens, observation decks, two ponds, hiking trails and a tall-grass prairie. View the green features that were added during the 2009-10 renovation.