FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 -or-
KAREN FREEDMAN 216-635-3253
Ever wonder about the history of Cleveland Metroparks or other
near-by lands? The fall season is an excellent time to learn and
explore some unique history!
During the month of October, everyone is invited to enjoy
severall free history-related programs:
History and a Brown Bag Lunch
Wednesday, October 20 � noon
CanalWayCenter � Ohio & Erie Canal
Pack a lunch and join our new Cultural History Interpreter Karen
Lukas for a mid-day program. In celebration of Ohio Archeology
Month, find out about the Whittlesey, the last prehistoric Native
Americans to occupy Northeastern Ohio. Also take a peek into the
life of Charles Whittlesey, the
19th-century antiquarian for who they are named.
CanalWayCenter is located on Whittlesey Way, off the East
49th Street entrance of Ohio & Erie Canal
Reservation, between Grant Avenue and Canal Road in
CuyahogaHeights. For more information, call 216-206-1000.
Bike Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Thursday, October 21� 5:30 p.m.
CanalWayCenter � Ohio & Erie Canal
JoinCanalWayCenter staff members Doug Kusak and Jill Hauger for
a 5-mile autumnal history/nature bicycle adventure along the Canal.
Start at CanalWayCenter and head north to Harvard Road.
Registration and helmet required. CanalWayCenter is located on
Whittlesey Way, off the East 49th Street entrance of
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation, between Grant Avenue and Canal
Road in CuyahogaHeights. For more information and to register, call
Little Cabins in the Woods
Sunday, October 24 � 1:30 - 4 p.m.
NorthChagrinNatureCenter � North Chagrin
Ever been curious about the old cabins in the woods near
Squire's Castle? Then, this is the program for you. Bring a
pedometer, wear sturdy walking shoes, and don't forget a bottle of
water, and take a 4.5 mile walk on the Castle Valley Trail leading
to the cabins. NorthChagrinNatureCenter is located off Buttermilk
Falls Parkway, off the Sunset Lane entrance of North Chagrin
Reservation, off SOM Center Road/Route 91 in MayfieldVillage. For
more information, call 440-473-3370.
Sunday, October 24 � 2 - 3 p.m.
ScenicPark Picnic Area � Rocky River
The Scenic Park Marina area has an interesting history, both
geological and human. Join a naturalist for a 1-mile hike in this
interesting area. Meet at the shelterhouse. This fulfills a Walking
Works hike requirement, too. ScenicPark Picnic Area is located off
Valley Parkway, off the Detroit Road entrance of Rocky River
Reservation in Lakewood. For more information, call
Walking Works Iron Springs
Saturday, October 30 � 10 - 11 a.m.
GarfieldParkNatureCenter � GarfieldPark
Take a quick jaunt around the Iron Springs Loop Trail. Get your
daily exercise, learn about some of GarfieldPark's history, and get
one step closer to a Walking Works hiking shield.
GarfieldParkNatureCenter is located off Mill Creek Lane, off the
Broadway Avenue entrance of Garfield Park Reservation in Garfield
Heights. For more information, call 216-341-3152.
Cleveland Metroparks Walking Works Program runs now through
October 31. Walkers get a Walking Works form, available in the
Walking Works 2010 brochure or at clevelandmetroparks.com, that
they sign and date each time they complete a designated trail.
After completing at least eight walks, participants may return
their form to Cleveland Metroparks to receive a Walking Works
walking stick shield.
Discover history and explore the outdoors with Cleveland
Metroparks - part of your life, naturally.