3519 Perry Dr SW, Canton 44706
Open Daily: Sunrise to 10 p.m.
Administrative Office: 330.477.3552
On-Duty Ranger: 330.353.2377
Picnic, play, hike, and fish on 127 acres of water and rolling meadows at Petros Lake Park! You’ll find two covered picnic shelters, a sand volleyball court, a loop trail around the lake, and several short nature trails. Both shelters include picnic tables, grills, electricity, and horseshoe courts.
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In the open prairie landscape you may see grey headed cone flowers and black-eyed susans in bloom. Along the trails you’ll be shaded by large hardwood trees such as shagbark hickory, red oak, black oak, black cherry, and hawthorn.
Named for the family on whose land it was built, Petros Lake was designed to funnel rain water away from the nearby Timken Faircrest Steel Plant. The area opened as a park in 1987.
Dogs welcome! Just remember that dogs must be leashed at all times, and owners must dispose of pet waste properly.
Fishing and carry-in boats are permitted, but ice fishing and skating are not permitted due to unstable ice conditions.
Trail Length: 0.52 Miles
This mowed grass trail provides a scenic field setting dotted with benches and is a designated "no mow" area for wildlife. Nest boxes along the trail are frequented by bluebirds and tree swallows as they feed on insects during flight.
Trail Length: 0.3 Miles
Enjoy the shade and rustling leaves under a canopy of hardwood trees along this short natural surface trail. During the fall, you may even catch glimpses of white-tailed deer feeding on fallen crabapples.
Trail Length: 0.75 Miles
This mowed grass trail loops through a grassland area near the corner of Navarre Rd. and Perry Dr. SW. Warm season grasses and wildflowers have been planted in the last few years. Sightings of deer and American woodcocks in the tall grass areas are common.
Trail Length: 1.22 Miles
This limestone trail loops around the 13-acre Petros Lake. Gold finches and bluebirds fly in the meadow while several wildflower plantings and wildlife food plots attract a variety of butterflies.
The 1.22 mile Loop Trail surrounds the 12-acre Petros Lake.
Petros Lake Park Map
The Stark County Park District prohibits the use of motorized vehicles in this park and on its trails. Sections of trail may not be suitable for wheelchair access. Weather may impact the accessibility of trails, always use caution.