Hunters Creek Park is on undeveloped Erie County land and is designated as a “Conservation Park” to be used for nature appreciation and outdoor recreation.
On the day of our hike, trails were covered with compacted snow with some icy spots. We wore micro-spikes to prevent slipping on the many ups and downs along the trails. We started our hike by heading downhill near the shoreline of Hunters Creek.
Later we hiked up to a ridge trail that has views of both the creek and gorge cliffs decorated with icicles on the opposite side of the creek. After crossing a shallow ravine, we took a loop trail that descends to the shore of the creek and returns at higher elevation through a beautiful evergreen forest.
Hiking away from the creek, we climbed to higher elevation through a deciduous forest. We hiked down along a ravine to view Silent Falls, a small waterfall which was mostly ice at this time. We finished our hike by trekking along the edges of 3 ravines, each containing streams that flow downhill into Hunters Creek.
Hunters Creek Park is a terrific hiking spot that’s easily accessible. Check it out!
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— Submitted by David Kowalski