Penitentiary Glen Reservation • 10 am to 4 pm Free admission. No registration required.
Lake Metroparks Mission
Lake Metroparks board and staff maintain a genuine commitment to the community, which
reflected in the balanced offering of programs shaped to fulfill the agency's mission:
To conserve and preserve the natural resources of Lake County while providing a variety
safe, affordable and enjoyable educational and recreational programs and activities that
the quality of life in Lake County now and for the generations to follow.
The Shoreline Stopover
Fall skies, shorter days, cooling temperatures and winds from the north trigger the ongoing cycle of migration. It’s true—bird populations are in movement year round—changing seasons alert us to the passage of many species on their southbound journey. Eagles, ducks, hawks, swans, falcons, shorebirds, songbirds— all moving from summer places to wintering grounds. Photo by Jeff Tailpale