Kick-off Adventure University early by joining us Friday night for the showing of Trail Magic: The Grandma Gatewood Story. Marvel at the many accomplishments of Emma “Grandma” Gatewood during this documentary highlighting this Ohio native. Learn about her life and her inspirations for hiking more than 10,000 miles before she retired including being the first woman to solo thru-hike the Appalachian Trail (AT) in 1955 at the age of 67. She would later thru-hike the AT 2 more times!
Let Grandma Gatewood inspire you to plan your next adventure. All guests will receive a custom outdoor recreation themed Hoo-rag bandana to bring on your next endeavour!
7:00 p.m.: Doors Open
7:30 p.m.: Trail Magic Begins
The showing of Trail Magic is brought to you by REI Co-Op and in partnership with Cleveland Metroparks, Baldwin Wallace University, and Eden Valley Enterprises with all proceeds from the viewing going to the newly created Outdoor Recreation Fund. The fund is dedicated to continuing to grow the Outdoor Recreation Culture in Northeast Ohio by promoting access, enhancing facilities, and advancing opportunities for all users.
Return the following day for the 3rd annual Adventure University & Gear Swap where you can hear stories of inspiring adventures, learn of outdoor adventure opportunities from local exhibitors, and exchange used gear.
Cleveland Metroparks staff can adapt many programs to be accessible to anyone who would
like to participate assuming they meet the essential eligibility criteria. Reasonable
accommodation can also be made. Please make a request at the time of registration but
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