Chapin Forest Cross Country Skiing

The MOST popular XC Ski in Ohio.

East of Cleveland near Kirtland in the Lake County Metroparks, the popular Chapin Forest has 10 km of groomed cross-country ski trails rolling through hardwood forests. The top of the Lucky Stone Loop offers a scenic vista over Lake Erie and the downtown Cleveland skyline on the horizon.

To reach the Pine Lodge Parking Area from the intersection of SR 306 and SR 615 in Kirtland, go north on SR 306 for .25 mile to a left on Markell Road. Go 1.5 miles to a left (south) on Hobart Road. Travel 2.3 miles to the west park entrance, turn left into the park. Go left inside the park to the Pine Lodge Parking Area.

Overall, Chapin Forest is the 1st most popular cross country ski area of all 5 Nordic ski destinations in Ohio.

Chapin Forest Cross Country Skiing Map



Local Contact(s):  Chapin Forest (440) 256-3810; Ohio Visitor Bureau (800) BUCKEYE.

Recommended Book:  "Basic Cross-Country Skiing" from J Scott McGee

Best Season:  Dec. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Reference Source:  click here

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  7/22/2016

ID:  7328

Chapin Forest Cross Country Skiing Map


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