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.

Very pleasant trail. Easy to walk for all fitness levels.

3 months ago

Trails flat and well maintained. Good views of swamp.

hiking
4 months ago

Winds between several fairly stagnant ponds, so the insects are intense and aggressive. Interesting scenery and mix of boardwalk and gravel, so it would probably be great to vist outside of the buggiest months.

hiking
1 year ago

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.

walking
1 year ago

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.

walking
1 year ago

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.

hiking
2 years ago

very peaceful

A very wild trail! It could be nice, although it is VERY overgrown through much of the trail and could be extremely muddy. Very quiet and not many people at all.

the trail was very overgrown in a lot of places. very buggy and muddy in places. it was quiet and we did not encounter any other people.

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.

trail running
4 years ago

If you access the park from Old Mill Rd instead, that is much better for trail running. Lots of great loops and turns through ponds and over boardwalks.

hiking
4 years ago

Not a great trail running course. If running too fast you are bound to sneak up on a big snake or geese and their gooslings. On the other hand if you are hiking and looking for wildlife, this is a great place to hike.