Elyria Historical Hunt

The Bear Cage Ruins in Cascade Park

From 1920 to 1980 Elyria maintained a cage for brown bears in Cascade park in the "cave" under a rock ledge. The bears were saved from a terrible flood of the Black River. This was the home to quite a few bears until 1980. Even today you can see the ruins of the bear cages where they once were at Cascade park on the trail in the woods. This link will take you to the hiking trails in Cascade and give you more information on finding sites in the park:

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