Ohio's Lake Placid Panel

Exhibit stands beside a dirt trail, right, leading into a tunnel under a tree-covered slope.
A graphic panel on the Lake Trail marks the wooded slope where toboggans once ran.

NPS / Arrye Rosser

Quick Facts
Park at Kendall Lake Trailhead, 1000 Truxell Road, Peninsula, Ohio 44264. Hike the Lake Trail clockwise, just after the tunnel.
First opened in 1936, the toboggan chutes provided wintertime fun at Kendall Lake for more than 40 years.
Virginia Kendall State Park Historic District; Ohio and Erie Canalway National Heritage Area

Audio Description, Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits

The Civilian Conservation Corps built amenities that supported year-round enjoyment of Kendall Lake for outdoor recreation. Ice skating and toboggan chutes provided winter fun. A slope leading to Kendall Lake is a remnant of the most recent toboggan run, built in 1939. Many of the large evergreens lining the slope were planted around the same time to provide shelter and shade for the iced toboggan runs. The tunnel allowed visitors to hike the foot trail without having to cross the toboggan slide.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Last updated: April 7, 2021