Petros Lake Park and Trails

3519 Perry Dr SW, Canton, OH 44706

Status Alert: Meadow Trail Closed

The Meadow Trail will be closed until spring while removal of an invasive species, Callery Pear, is in progress.

Open Daily: All parks are open 24 hours a day, unless otherwise posted.

General Information: 330.477.3552

On-Duty Ranger: 330.353.2377

Rentals and Reservations: 330-409-8096

Picnic, play, hike, and fish on 127 acres of water and rolling meadows at Petros Lake Park! You’ll find the Lakeview and Woodland picnic shelters, a loop trail around the lake, and several short nature trails. Both shelters include picnic tables, grills, electricity, and horseshoe courts.  The park is also home to a one-mile Mindfulness Walk with ten mental health stations along the route.

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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.

The Petros Lake Loop Trail has been adopted by Marathon Petroleum, the company sponsors cleanup projects along the trail throughout the year.


  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Geocaching and Orienteering
  • Hiking
  • Mindfulness Walk
  • On Your Own
  • Running and parkrun


  • Grills
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Wildlife Observation Area

Interactive Map

Petros Lake Park Map

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