Shaw Woods Working Lands Park Map Download


7075 Beery Rd. Ravenna, OH 44266


• Parking lot for cars, trucks and horse trailers
• Restrooms (non flush toilets)
• Information Kiosk
• 4 trails for hiking and horseback riding – trail mileage combined 3.08 miles
• 1 reservable weekend campsite for Buckeye Trail hikers-Contact the Park District at or 330-297-7728

 History and Resources

The 145 acre property was originally acquired by Douglas and Virginia Shaw several years ago with the intention of eventually donating it to the Portage Park District for permanent conservation and the enjoyment of all.  Virginia completed the donation in late 2014 after the passage of the Park District’s first ever funding levy that ensured the District’s ability to improve and manage the property.The property features mature woods, high quality wetlands, headwater streams and the West Branch of the Mahoning River upstream of West Branch State Park.  Just over 3 miles of trails in this Phase I development will be open for horseback riding and hiking, cross country skiing and simply enjoying the beauty of nature.  In keeping with Virginia’s vision to also showcase land management practices for private conservation land owners, the Park District will continue to manage the forest for select timber harvest along with other agroforestry opportunities such as cultivating native fruit trees and shrubs, mushrooms, nuts, etc.  Future educational programs will aim to encourage and inspire others to manage their lands in balance with nature to yield multiple benefits.

Rules Summary

• Open dawn to dusk
• No bikes or motor vehicles
• No alcohol or other intoxicants
• Pets must be leashed; please pick up after your pet
• Stay on trails

 Park Activities

    Nature appreciation




Cross Country Skiing