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Chestnut Ridge (486 acres)
Tel 614.208.4298
Open 6:30am to dark
39.81027    -82.75365

Chestnut Ridge is the first ridge in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The ridge spans about 4,500 feet and rises to about 1,116 feet. Black oak, shagbark hickory and northern red oak trees grow on the upper slopes of the ridge and enhance the woodland beauty of the 486-acre park. Sugar maples and American beech are plentiful on the lower slopes.

  • cross-country skiing
  • fishing - 15 and younger
  • fishing - 60 and older
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • picnicking


    8445 Winchester Road N.W.
    Carroll, OH 43112
    (northwestern Fairfield County)

    From I-270, take U.S. 33 east toward Lancaster. Go about 11 miles and turn right on Winchester Road (Carroll, OH traffic light). Entrance is about 3 miles on the left.

    Pond: Children 15 and younger and adults 60 and older can fish from the pond's two docks. An observation deck for viewing waterfowl and wildlife is also available.