Penitentairy Glen Cross Country Skiing

The 5th most popular XC Ski in Ohio.

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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. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby Penitentairy Glen including Chapin Forest, Hells Hollow and Lake YMCA.

Penitentairy Glen Cross Country Skiing Map



Local Contact(s):  Penitentairy Glen (440) 256-1404; 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

GPS:  41.6122, -81.3303

Date Published:  5/17/2016

Date Updated:  7/6/2016

ID:  7331

Penitentairy Glen Cross Country Skiing Map