East of Cleveland near Kirkland in the Lake County Metroparks, the Penitentairy Glen has several miles of backcountry skiing.
To reach the trailhead from I-90, take Rt. 306 south a 1-mile to the light at Rt. 615. Turn left onto Rt. 615 and follow to the next light. Turn right onto Kirtland-Chardon Road and follow for 2 miles. Penitentiary Glen Reservation will be on the right (south).
Overall, Penitentairy Glen is the 5th most popular cross country ski area of all 5 Nordic ski destinations in Ohio.