The swamps and marshlands of Tinker's Creek State Park harbor a variety of natural wonders. Herons, ducks, geese and beaver can be found in the spring-fed waters, while cattail, buttonbush and swamp white oak line the shores of this beautiful park.
Northman, my dog and I have been hiking many of the trails across Northeast Ohio and not once have I come across a trail where you could not take your pet. I am a responsible dog owner and clean up after him. I found this trail and saw some of the pictures and was like let's pack up and go. 30 minute drive later we pull in to the parking lot and I see a sign that says no pets. What a big disappointment it was. I'm sure it's a beautiful trail but I would give it 0 stars if I could just for the reason no pets are aloud.
Did the short hike (about a mile) around the large lake. Went in July around dinner time. The bugs were insane, even with bug spray on. A lot of the trail is sloped away from the lake so you're constantly walking with the ground slanted to the side. It might have been tolerable if not for the bugs.
I haven't checked out the trail off Old Mill Rd but we did try the trail around the pond just before the archery area. It is quiet and peaceful but not good for running. It can get narrow with low hanging branches, bushes and grass on the trail. It's nice for an evening stroll at sunset, which is beautiful. Watch for geese feces on the grassy area.
The archery is great though. Must have your own bow and arrows. It's a great place for all ages to safely practice.
This is my favorite place to wander. I love that these trails are relatively unexplored. A few years ago, a ofriend and I spent an afternoon on the observation deck without encountering any other person. Today there were at least seven others. So, maybe people are finding this beautiful place. It was litter-free and I pray it stays that way.