How to Plan a Perfect Day at Hogback Ridge Park

Snowshoeing in the winter and fishing in the summer make Hogback Ridge the perfect place for an outdoor adventure throughout the four seasons. If you have yet to visit this beautiful park, then don’t put it off any longer! Read on to learn how to make the most of your trip. Afterward, find more fun ways to explore The Buckeye State in our free Geneva-on-the-Lake Vacation Guide. Our guide is full of recommendations on zip lining, kayaking, biking, and more! You’ll also uncover the best places to refuel, including restaurants, cafes, and local wineries.

The Best Ways to Spend a Day at Hogback Ridge

Hiking & Biking

There are six scenic trails to explore at Hogback Ridge Park, and they all offer plenty of variety. Hikers and bikers can enjoy both short routes and longer excursions that lead to the beautiful Mill Creek.

All the trails at Hogback Ridge are accessible to hikers. Most of the trails are also accessible to cyclists, with the exception of the Bluebell Valley Trail. For more information on the trails at Hogback Ridge, remember to download a park map before your visit.

Local Tip: If you are looking for another nearby hiking spot with gorgeous views, you will love Hidden Valley Park!

Water Sports

Swimming and fishing are two popular activities at Hogback Ridge during the warmer seasons. The park is home to both The Grand River and Mill Creek. These waterways are home to over 70 species of fish! Fishers report that steelhead trout, smallmouth bass, and rock bass are among the most frequent catches.

Local Tip: For those in search of small boat access to The Grand River, check out Hidden Valley Park and Grand River Landing Park!

Winter Activities

When winter arrives, Hogback Ridge turns into a snow-covered wonderland. Watch as hiking trails transform into a snowshoeing paradise! Another winter activity you’ll find nearby is sledding. Riverview Park is adjacent to Hogback Ridge. Here, you’ll find a sledding hill that is neither big or steep. It is also equipped with stairs to help you make your way to the top. It is perfect for some family-friendly sledding with the kids!

Local Tip: If you are looking for more nearby places to enjoy snowshoeing, sledding, and skiing, check out Chapin Forest Reservation and Penitentiary Glen Reservation.

Stay Near It All at The Lakehouse Inn

After a day of cycling, hiking, or sledding, head home to The Lakehouse Inn for some relaxation. When you stay in any of our cozy guest rooms, like The Traditional King, you can always expect the best amenitiespackages, and top-notch service. 

Start each morning with a complimentary breakfast and end the night with a farm-to-table dinner at our restaurant, Crosswinds GrilleSpa services, afternoon wine tastings, and gorgeous views of Lake Erie are a few of the perks to enjoy during your stay! If you are ready for your next outdoor adventure, check our current vacation specials and book your stay. We can’t wait to host you at The Lakehouse Inn!