Bus Trips

Tour BusSenior Bus Trips - The Lorain County Metro Parks provides bus tours of the Metro Parks for your senior citizen organization. This free service is offered May through October and can be scheduled by calling 1-800-LCM-PARK. On your bus trip you must visit one of the beautiful metro parks.

Hay Rides

Carlisle Reservation, Equestrian Center
Horse drawn hay wagon rides are offered during weekends in the fall. To go along with the fall fun, a 10 acre corn maze is planted for visitors to enjoy as well. The Corn Maze is open the same hours as the Hay Wagon Rides. Go to the programs section of the website for dates, times and cost. Both events are weather dependant. Rides are on a first come first serve basis.

Historical Tours

Tours are offered at the historical sites throughout the year. A schedule can be found in the program guide, The Arrowhead. You can also call (440) 458-5121 to schedule a tour for your group of 15 or more.


Garden Tours

  • Schoepfle Garden
    Audio tours as well as group tours are offered for this unique and beautiful garden. Please call the Schoepfle Garden Visitor Center at (440) 965-7237 for availability. If you are not part of a group, join us for tours that are scheduled in the Arrowhead program guide.
  • Miller Nature Preserve
    Tours are available for groups at the Miller Nature Preserve in the Conservatory and outdoor gardens. Call (440) 937-0764 to schedule a tour for your group. If you are not part of a group, join us for tours that are scheduled in the Arrowhead, our program guide.


Tram Rides

  • Black River Reservation - Day's Dam Picnic Area
    Trams are available for your group by appointment only. Rides are available for either the Bridgeway Trail or the Steel Mill Trail. Call (440) 324-5481 for your group’s special tour!
  • Sandy Ridge Reservation
    Tram rides are available 1- 4:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays from Mid-May to Mid-October (weather permitting). Call (440)-327-3626 for group tours or more information.
  • Schoepfle Garden
    Trams are available on Thursdays 10am - 1pm and Sundays 1- 4pm, April through October. Groups interested in a tram ride, please call ahead at (440) 956-7237 to let us know your coming. Unable to come during those times?

If you are interested in scheduling a program for your class or organization, please check out our education pages.


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