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Newbury - Punderson State Park

11755 Kinsman Road

741-acre Punderson State Park with its 150-acre natural lake, resort manor house, family cottages, golf course and scenic campground, provides many recreational opportunities for visitors. Punderson is also Ohio's premier winter sports park. Sledding, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing are all at their best.


Both the park and the lake take their names from Lemuel Punderson, a young enterprizing land agent who became Newbury Township's first permanent settler in 1808. Punderson constructed a small dam on the south side of the "big pond," as he called it, and used the outflowing water as the power source for a grist mill. The Punderson family developed a small estate on the edge of the sparkling blue lake, and their home became a popular gathering place for family and friends.

The area surrounding Punderson Lake developed into a quiet resort providing a get-away from the bustling Cleveland setting. Summer cottages and even a small hotel were built on the hills surrounding the lake. In 1929, construction began on the English-tudor manor house, but the facility was not completed until 1948. That year, the ODNR Division of Wildlife purchased the land and lake for hunting and fishing. In 1951, the area was transferred to the Division of Parks and Recreation for development as a state park. The manor house was completely remodeled and opened to the public on November 15, 1956. A structural renovation was completed in 1982.


Donna Turner

Monday, Jan. 29, 2018
Great place to stay! The Manor is interesting! Tubing was awesome!! The pools and cabins are nice too. We stay here often all year around. Always something to do.

Susan Schrader

Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018
Very beautiful! We had a wonderful time. We stayed cabins. My only complaint is 10 am is an early check-out time especially with kids. Too bad they can't make it later even for a fee.

Capricorn Dooberson

Friday, Feb. 9, 2018
I had so much fun sled riding as a kid. Now they have a lift to bring you back up the hill :)

Daniel Giersz

Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017
Lake is always smooth and great for the beginner for canoeing/kayaking/boating. Camping is good, clean facilities. Cabins for rent, as well as rooms in the manor house. Good area for running and biking, too.

shane kale

Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018
Incredible family fun or romantic walk in the woods from swimming to sled riding summer and winter fun with lodging all year round this place is great

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