Welton's Gorge


13973 Hale Road
Burton Township


Open 6 AM until 11 PM today

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Often Called "Geauga's Little Grand Canyon"

This approximately 87-acre park is home to an impressive 45-foot gorge exposing Sharon sandstone and Sharon conglomerate formed around 300 million years ago. Two trails total 1.83 miles. Geauga Park District’s purchase of this property happened in large part because of a Clean Ohio Grant through the Ohio EPA in 2009.

Please stay on the designated trail and help us protect this unique place. Access into the gorge itself is restricted, but you may find exclusive seasonal opportunities to explore this sensitive area with a naturalist by searching Programs & Activities above.

Facilities Nature Meets Comfort

Welton's Gorge has no reservable facilities, but a shelter with picnic tables and a fire pit is available first come, first served.

Trails Prep for Your Trip

The first trail in this park meanders along its premiere feature, including two scenic overlooks of the gorge.

Habitat About the Wildlife

The star of the show is a special place that's home to a variety of unique and fragile plant and animal communities.