Aeraland Recreation Area

1141 Township Road 243, Fostoria

Aeraland Recreation Area is a rural county park in a quiet country setting. The scenic South Branch Portage River flows through the 74.8 acres. Visitors may picnic, hike and birdwatch in relative isolation and solitude.

The parkland was originally created in 1981 as a private recreational area for the employees, families and guests, and retirees of Fostoria’s Atlas Crankshaft Corporation. After the Fostoria plant closed in 1999, the property was donated to the Washington Township trustees who oversaw maintenance until the area was given to the Hancock Park District in 2012.

Aeraland Recreation Area’s passive nature is balanced by the Arcadia Soccer Club’s use of several acres for youth soccer. 


  • 75 Acres of Rolling Hills, Forest, and Open Meadows
  • Goose Lake (3-acres)
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Gathering Area with picnic tables, benches, patio, and open play area
  • Highline Trail 
  • Upland Trail
  • Soccer Fields
  • Portable Restroom Facility
  • South Branch Portage River
  • Parking Lot