Harpersfield Covered Bridge Metropark
The Harpersfield Covered Bridge Metropark is the most recognized park in the Geneva area.
It is located on Harpersfield Road at the Grand River dam where many
fishermen angle for trout (in spring and fall), bluegill, crappie, large- and
smallmouth bass, etc. There are public picnic areas and pavilions on both sides
of the river, plus recreational fields and public restrooms. Shallows below the
dam provide children with hours of entertainment.
It is here that the annual Mad Hatters canoe race is launched each April with guidance and cooperation of our neighboring Lake Metroparks System.
And, for those who are not up to the challenge of early spring "white water" canoeing,
there is a canoe livery available for rentals if one doesn't own such a watercraft. For
more information, or to register for the Mad Hatters canoe race, please contact the Lake
Metroparks at (440) 358-7275 or 1-800-669-9226.
Please see the Friends of the Parks web page
for important news about volunteer work schedules. Join the Friends of the Parks.
operated Bait Shop by the north parking lot provides hunting and fishing licenses, bait, and limited refreshments.
The park is open to the general public during the day from early springtime
until October when the annual Covered Bridge Festival is celebrated.
From that time until April, parking is limited.
There is no
overnight camping in the park except by pre-arrangement with the Ashtabula County Metroparks
District for organized groups. You may call (440) 576-0717 or fax (440)
576-0727 for more information.
Unless an ACMP event is scheduled in a facility, pavilions and recreational areas are on a "first come, first served" basis. There
is no provision for reservations. As with any publicly owned
facility, we encourage the use and enjoyment of the Harpersfield Covered Bridge Metropark.
Because this is a public park for the enjoyment of everyone, we encourage
visitors and picnickers to clean up and carry out their trash. Thank you for your continued cooperation.
The Harpersfield Covered Bridge Metropark is near the intersection of Interstate 90 & State Route 534. (This is also the exit for Geneva-on-the-Lake
and many Ashtabula County wineries.) Turn south on SR 534 for about a mile to the intersection of SR 307 at the
bottom of a long hill. Turn right (west) and then turn left (south) at the next intersection. . . down the hill
to the Harpersfield Covered Bridge Metropark.