JUNE 28, 2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 - or -
ERIC BARNETT - 216-635-7014
Now through October, walkers can continue exploring Cleveland
Metroparks 2011 Walking Works designated trails and keep working
towards this year's Walking Works shield.
With Cleveland Metroparks Walking Works program, participants
hike at least eight of 13 designated trails on their own or in a
group through October - it's fun and easy. After
completing each walk, date the Walking Works form. Complete at
least eight walks and return the form to Cleveland Metroparks to
receive this year's Walking Works walking stick shield. Walkers can
display the shield on their own walking sticks or purchase a
Walking Works walking stick at any of the three EarthWords Nature
Shops in Cleveland Metroparks.
This year, take an easy hike in Bedford, Big Creek,
GarfieldPark, Huntington, Mill Stream Run, and Rocky River
reservations. Moderate walkers can hit the trails in Brookside,
Hinckley, North Chagrin, Ohio & Erie Canal, and South Chagrin
reservations. Those looking for a more challenging hike will
appreciate the hike in Brecksville Reservation.
If preferring to walk with others while learning about the
natural features of the trails, naturalist-led hikes along some of
the designated trails are available through October. July's
naturalist-led hikes include:
Brunch at the Falls
Saturday July 9 � 9:30 a.m. -
GarfieldParkNatureCenter � GarfieldPark
Join naturalists for a moderate, 3.4-mile walking tour of
Garfield Park Reservation, including MillCreekFalls to work towards
this year's Walking Works shield. This walk will help work up
appetites, and upon return brunch can be enjoyed.
Registration is required and participants must bring one food item
to contribute for brunch. GarfieldParkNatureCenter is located off
Mill Creek Lane, off the Broadway Avenue entrance of Garfield Park
Reservation in Garfield Heights. Call 216-341-3152 to
register and for list of food items.
Full Moon Frolic
Monday July 25 � 8 - 9 p.m.
Buttermilk Falls parking lot � North Chagrin
The balmy nights of summer are perfect for a moonlight stroll!
Join Naturalist Bethany Majeski for a 1.5-mile hike around West
Channel Pond to search for signs of nocturnal wildlife while
working toward a Walking Works shield. ButtermilkFalls parking lot
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
For a list of naturalist led hikes, self-guided hike locations
and to download the Walking Works form, visit shape="rect" href=
clevelandmetroparks.com or call 216-635-3204. Walking Works
forms are also available at the nature centers.
Walk to good health through the Walking Works program
ofCleveland Metroparks - part of your life, naturally.
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