Ride By Permit How to Get Out There

As part of its mission to provide outdoor recreational experiences to residents of every age, every ability and at all times of the year, Geauga Park District has issued permits to snowmobile at Observatory Park each winter since 2016.

Snowmobiling is allowed by permit only, when conditions are right for tracking trails. Please note that once you apply using the online application below, your permit will not be valid until a signed copy is received via email, and that affiliation with a Ohio State Snowmobile Association-affiliated club is required for permit approval.

2022-23 Online Application for Snowmobiling at Observatory Park and The Maple Highlands Trail

Thanks to the Ohio State Snowmobiling Association and its affiliate Geauga County snowmobiling clubs for tracking and grooming trails with their equipment.

Park guests utilizing trails for other activities should be aware of snowmobile activity when conditions are right for snowmobiling.