FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 - or -
ALYSSA COOK-ALEXANDER - 216-635-3274
Cast away the cellphones and cast a line at the free, annual
Cleveland Metroparks �Outdoor Odyssey� event on Saturday, October
13 from noon to 4 p.m. along the Ohio & Erie Canal in Ohio
& Erie Canal Reservation in Cuyahoga Heights.
Cleveland Metroparks Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation hosts one
of many fishing spots in the �Emerald Necklace.� A one-mile
stretch of the north portion of the Ohio & Erie Canal is
managed for sport fishing. Popular fish species which can be caught
include: bass, bluegill, crappie, and channel catfish.
Children can get the chance to get into the popular recreational
activity of �sport fishing� and learn fishing skills at �Outdoor
In addition to fishing, young visitors can also experience
outdoor recreation with a variety of fun activities, including golf
and hiking. They can also learn how to fix a flat bicycle tire,
identify constellations and more!
When kids arrive, they can pick up a �passport� to begin their
odyssey and discoveries. As children complete a station, they
receive a stamp on their passport. When they complete at
least five of the stations, they can redeem their passport for a
A variety of nature and environmental organizations will also be
on hand with activities and displays. Kids can meet live
animals from Lake Erie Nature & Science Center, too!
Youth Outdoors, a division of Cleveland Metroparks, hosts the
�Outdoor Odyssey� event annually. Youth Outdoors is a
partnership between Cleveland Metroparks, 4-H, the City of
Cleveland, and The Ohio State University Extension. It makes
a difference in the lives of urban youth, ages 8 to 18, in outdoor
recreation and environmental education programs - by experiencing
nature, developing outdoor recreation skills, gaining a life-long
appreciation and understanding of natural resources, and learning
valuable life skills in achieving goals.
The entrance to Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation is located on
Whittlesey Way, off E. 49Street, between Grant Avenue and Canal
Road in Cuyahoga Hts. - just off the I-77/Grant Ave. exit.
Follow the signs behind CanalWay Center to get to the event site
along the Ohio & Erie Canal.
For more information, call 216-206-1000 or visit
Find out why fishing is so alluring at the �Outdoor
Odyssey� event in Cleveland Metroparks - part of your life,