- Sep 14 (Sun) - 2pm
(almost fall) weather for the hike at Ramser's
arboretum. We had ten make the hike and two that got lost on Larry's
directions. Dave Wiesenberg (Wooster
Co.) was our special guest. The hike was thru some new growth woods,
1989 by Russ Ramser and ODNR forester Harold Bower, and some older and
mature woods. The arboretum is 680 acres and we hiked down into the
meadow area and fields that were covered in goldenrod and monarch
Then we went up into the old growth woods that are home to a thriving
turkey population. The trails were wide and well mown with well-spaced
and trash cans. After a three hour hike we had a nice dinner in their
area. Chris Bowman (arboretum director) joined us as we were finishing
and talked a little more about the area. Just a great day in Knox
county! - Larry
& Susan Hilbert
- Aug 23 (Sat) - 9:30am - Joe R led a Kelly's Island
- Aug 10 (Sun) - Monique T led a Day
Hike at Wooster
Nine hikers met in the main parking area on Silver Road. Hike at
2 pm. We hiked the outer loop which made a 4.1 mile hike. Afterwards
some went to the El Tapatio Mexican restaurant on SR 3 north of Wooster.
- Jul 27 (Sun) - 2pm - Fritz organized a Day
Hike around the OARDC
(Wooster) to look at the flowers. â€‹The dayhikers
had a hike at the Secrest arboretum on Sunday, July 27. Twelve hikers
attended. We started at the Rose Garden in a slight drizzle with
umbrellas out. The hike was along the western edge of the arboretum
with good vistas of the OARDC, then along the north side. The drizzle
turned into a light rain and it was decided to cut the hike short. On
the way back to the cars we viewed the residual tornado damage and
extensive replanting. It was interesting to note that the Dawn Redwood,
Bald Cypress and hemlock were not destroyed as were the hardwoods and
pine species around them. The replanted trees were all thriving. The
meadows between the new trees had many interesting prairie species. We
had a good early dinner at Jakes Restaurant on old Rt 30 east of
- Jul 6 (Sun) - Gary A led a Day Hike
to Ott's Lost Forest, Tippercanoe, Ohio. It is a 380 acre tree farm.
The farm was picked as the tree farm of the year in 1996 . There were
19 hikers that came out for the hike and covered dish supper. The
weather was great, not too hot and no rain. Ron Ott owner lead the hike
and gave very interesting facts about our forests here in Ohio. Some of
the hikers went with Ron on the water creeks and high lands. Gary took
about half the hikers on the low lands. The hikers then all met
together again at the farm wagon where we were then returned by tractor
to the farm house for hot dogs and home cooked dishes. The day ended
about 8:30 pm with tired hikers that enjoyed a wonderful day and hike.
- Jun 29 (Sun) - Carol H and
Sarah H led a Day
Hike to Beaver
Creek State Park.
- Jun 28 (Sat) - 9am Larry
& Susan H led a bike, hike
& hostas trip from Bucks restaurant in Lexington to the Wade
and Gatton Nursery. bucksbarandgrill.net
- ohiobikeways.net We Had An
Intimate Group Of Six For The Ride On Saturday June 27 Th. Oand It Was
Wonderful. The Weather Was Warm And Dry With A High Of About 87 Deg.
Mr. Wade Took Us For A Personal Tour Of The Nursery And A Brief History
Lesson. The Nursery Goes Back To 1928 And There Have Been 6 Generations
Working On The Land. They Are The Largest Hosta Producers In The World
And Have Over 3000 Varieties. They Are Continually Adding New Plants
With New Colors And Leaf Structures In All Sizes And Shapes. The Most
Surprising Thing To Me Was That Hostas Are Only 10% Of Their Business.
The Trail Was In Very Good Shape And The Twp. Roads We Traveled Were
All Very Smooth And Quiet. I Enjoyed The Meal At Bucks And Like That It
Is So Close To The Trail And We Have Our Own Parking Area (Back By The
Dumpsters). I Would Like To Thank Everyone Who Came Out And Hope You
Enjoyed It As Much As Susan And I. Happy Biking. Larry & Susan P.S.
Maybe The Next Time We Can Ride The Go-Karts?
- Jun 22 (Sun) 10:30am -
Forrest W led a bike ride on the
Wabash-Cannonball rail trail near Toledo. (Map)
- Jun 1 (Sun) 2pm - Donna Z
led a Day
Hike at Alderfer-Oenslager
Wildlife Sanctuary in Medina county.
Hot day, nice easy walk, with pine forests, ponds, woodland forest, and
prairie. There were 5 hikers. We ate at Maries in Wadsworth.
- May 18 (Sun) - 2pm - Joe
R led a Day
Hike to Walborn
Reservoir. We met at the marina
on Price Rd.
- May 04 (Sun) - 2pm
- Fifteen hikers showed up for the Day
Hike at the North
Chagrin Reservation led by Scott
and Jessica. An interesting
feature of the reservation is Squire's Castle. Built at the turn of the
century by F.B. Squire, it was to serve as the gatehouse of his country
estate, but plans for the remainder of the estate never materialized.
We met at the Squire's
Castle Picnic Area & Trailhead,
hike the few miles of trails,
check out the castle, and went to Becky's Bistro afterwards.
- Apr 29-May 7 - Joe R
led a Day
trip to the four-corner
area. (Arizona, New
Mexico, Utah, Colorado)
- Apr 06 (Sun) - 2pm - Seven
Ranges Scout Camp hike
Paul M. Perfect weather for the group of 23 who ate afterwards
at Classic 57 in Minerva.
- Mar 23 (Sun) 2pm - Dan A led
Hike to Tappan Lake. We had a
very good turn out Sunday on our
day hike. [ 23 hikers ] We shuttled all the hikers and half the cars to
the start of the trail head. It was a cool but sunny afternoon when we
headed east on the Buckeye Trail back to the campgrounds. What I liked
most about this hike was the beautiful view we had of Tappan Lake that
is only seen when there are no leaves on the trees. We also had a very
wide range of ages in our group. Some as young as eleven, others in
their sixties and every age in between. I thought that was really nice.
It took a little longer than I though, but we finally got back to the
campgrounds about 6:00 pm. Sure glad we turned the clocks ahead. After
getting everyone back to their cars we left for Le Pueblitoe Mexican
restaurant and had a very good Mexican dinner. Turned out to be a great
day and a great hike. Iâ€™d like to thanks
for going. --- Dan A.
- Mar 9 Tom led a 5 mi. day
hike at Mohican State park.
- Feb 23 (Sun) - 2pm - Ken
& Cheryl led a Day
Hike at Quail
- 13480 Congress Lake Road, Hartville, OH.
Sixteen hikers turned out for the Quail Hollow hike. The weather was
good with temps around 40Â°. The trails however were
mostly snow covered and soft. The snow was the consistancy of a
snowcone or loose sand and made the hiking rather tiring with all of
the extra slipping. We took a more direct trail back to the cars and
logged in about 3.5 miles. I don't think I heard anyone complain about
not getting the full five miles in. Dinner was at Carlo's.
- Feb 2 (Sun) -
Winter Picnic & Hike & ETC. In beautiful Cuyahoga
National Park at the Ledges Shelter on Truxell Rd. Ledges
- Jan 12 (Sun) - 2pm - June B.
led a Day
in the C.V.N.P. We met at Red Lock Trailhead on Highland road - 1/2
East of Riverview and Vaughan Road. Restrooms at trailhead. 4-mile easy
- Dec 06 - (Fri) - 6pm - Joe
R. led a Night
Hike from the closed custard
stand on Amherst Rd. and walked
around the old neighborhoods of Massillon looking at "twinkly"
- Nov 24 - (Sun) - 2pm - Becky
S. led a Day
Hike at Camp Buckeye. Supper
was at El Campesino in Strasburg.
- Nov 03 (Sun) - 2pm - Janice
led a Day
Hike at Portage Lakes State
Park - (pdf
- Oct 20 (Sun) - 2pm
- Forrest W. led a Day
Hike to The
in Geauga County. (Trail
Map - PDF)
- Oct 06 (Sun) - 2pm - Charlie
D. led a 6 mile Day
Hike at Towner's
- 2296 Ravenna Road - Kent, OH.
- Sep 22 (Sun) - 2:00pm -
Jerry M. led a Day
on the Salt Run Trail (Kendall Lake) in the Cuyahoga Valley National
- Sep 08 (Sun) - 1pm
H. & Sarah will led a Day
Hike at Wooster Memorial
- Aug 24 (Sat) 10am - Monique
T. organized a bike ride on the
Kokosing Gap trail from Danville to Mt. Vernon. (PDF
- Aug 25 (Sun) 2pm - Dan
A. led a Day
the Beach City Wildlife Area / Dundee Falls. (JPG
- Aug 17-18 (Sat/Sun) -
Charlie Daigen led a canoe trip
the Grand River in Ashtabula County.
- Aug 03
- 8:30am - Larry H. &
Tom A. led a Day
at the Glenmont
Homecoming. It was a great day to be in Glenmont! It rained
night on Friday and was still raining as I set out supplies at 7:30am,
but the rains stopped and Saturday was a very nice day with temps in
the 70s. 23 people attended the hike for some part. We met at St.
Peter & Paul's Catholic Church
in Glenmont and the Brewers really hooked us up. The room had a full
kitchen, bathrooms, and even table cloths. We had our breakfast of
Raisin Bran and juice. We gave Tom the giant hero's ribbon and a
special "A.T." hiking stick and then Tom was able to say a few words.
We broke up into two groups - 6 went with Dan A. to see the new tunnel
under US 62 and do the 8-mile hike starting at the Bridge of Dreams
(longest covered bridge in Ohio) - and 6 went with Larry to do the
4-mile hike starting at Baddow Pass (originally known as Bad
Pass due to the steepness of the grade). Drivers were provided and the
two groups set out. The short trip hikers heard some tales of Baddow
Pass and started for town. We got to town in time to get a drink and
find some seats in the shade and prepare ourselves for the noon parade
which started promptly at 1pm. When the parade was over we headed to
the park for mud volleyball (as spectators). The long trip hikers got
back to town on schedule and we went to the community center for
bar-b-que. After the dinner, pie and ice cream - we called it a day. I
am sure Tom appreciated the event and I had a great time. My vote is to
make this a yearly event!. - Larry H.
21 - (Sun) - 2pm - Donna
Z. led a Day
at Hampton Hills Park, 2925 Akron Peninsula Rd, Akron, OH. The park is
between Bath Road and Steels Corners Road. Restroom facilities at the
trailhead. Hike is approximately 4 miles and rated medium. We will eat
afterwards at Pub Bricco on Merriman Road.
07 (Sun) - 2pm - Gary A. led a Day
Hike on the Boston
Run Trail. This is a
that we had not done before in the Cuyahoga Valley National
22 (Sat) - 10:30am - Monique led a day hike at Byers Woods during the
Bobolink festival. (map)
- Jun 15-16 (Sat/Sun)
- Joe R. led a Day
Hike / overnight near
Slippery Rock at McConnells
Mill State Park
in PA. On an adventure scale from 1-10 it was an 11. It was a good
trail, but the last mile from the mill down to the bridge and
up was difficult and not enough water was taken
19 (Sun) 1pm - Paul & Linda M. led a floating clean up
Ernie's Bike Shop in Massillon. We had 14 people who gathered a nice
pile of trash.
- May 5 (Sun) - 2pm -
Fritz led a Day
Hike at the Wooster Secrest
28 (Sun) - 1:30pm - Randy
Starner led a Day
Hike on the Holmes County
Trail starting at the Millersburg Station.
- Apr 07 (Sun) - 2pm - Larry
H. led a Day
Hike at Mohican. The
weather was beautiful and 23 hikers came out to do "HOG HOLLOW".
We had the regulars as well as new members, old members, and
number of out-of-state guests. The hike started at the bottom
the gorge and climbed to the peak of the fire tower. From
level we crossed the six new bridges and a number of board walks built
by the Mohican Hiking Club as we followed the creek up the valley.
We then passed thru the woods up to the rear of the old youth
camp. Then past a few gas line roads till we came to the base
the 1937 fire tower. A couple of hills, some ups &
a good 2.3 mile hike. After yoga, pictures, and some fire
climbing it was time to return to the covered bridge. The
trip was "all down hill" as promised! All of the hikers
for supper at the Lodge and we had a great meal in the Bromfield Room.
In case you were not able to join us - you can still do
homework assignment. Log into www.mohicanadvocates.org and
click on the 13 minute
video "MOHICAN THE LONG VIEW" and the 4 minute video "THE WOODS AT
MALABAR". This will tell you how "HOG HOLLOW" was named and
you pictures of the park and fire tower being built.
- Mar 17 (Sun) - 1pm - Ken
Cheryl led a Day
Hike at Salt Fork
starting at Horse Camp. [Map]
- Mar 03 (Sun) - 10am
- Linda M. led a different
Cuyahoga Valley Nat. Park. On a beautiful snowy morning a
avid hikers ventured out from Station Road Bridge, walking on railroad
tracks for about one mile, then entered the woods , hiking the Buckeye
Trail to Ottawa Point for a lunch break then on to Brecksville Nature
Center. Some of the group stayed at the Nature Center and enjoyed the
birds while the others hiked the walking trail back to Station Road
Bridge totaling 7.6 mi. Dinner & fellowship was enjoyed at
Creekside in Brecksville.
- Feb 24 (Sun) - 2pm - Marty
S. led a Day
Hike on the Ralph Regula
towpath trail. (12) met at Crystal
Springs parking lot and hike 2.7 miles north and back again.
Afterwards (10) of us ate at the Towpath Restaurant.
- Feb 10 (Sun) - 2pm - June B.
led a Day
Hike on Wetmore
Bridle Trail. <Map>
- Jan 27 - Larry H. led a hike
at Mohican followed by a meal at the
- Jan 19-20 (Sat-Sun) 48th
Hocking Hills Winter Hike. We had (11)
participate in the weekend. After the winter hike, we drove over to
Burr Oak to split into two deluxe cabins for an evening of food and
relaxation. Sunday morning we took a 3.4 mile hike on part of the
Buckeye Trail before heading back.
- Jan 13 (Sun) - Winter
picnic, Shady Hollow Pavilion, Sand Run
Metro Park, Akron. We had a morning hike, a picnic at 2 with a Chili
Cook-off and Soup Cook-off, and an afternoon hike.
- Dec 7 (Fri) - 6:30pm - Joe
R. led a Night
through a section of Massillon to look at Christmas
- Nov 18, (Sun)
- Scott O. led a Day
on the Sippo Trail. Eight hikers met in the Tuslaw High School parking
lot. By 4pm we were seated at the Top of the Viaduct restaurant. By
6:30pm we had returned to Tuslaw High School completing the 9-mile hike.
- Nov 4, (Sun) - Nov
4, (Sun) - Becky
S. led a Day
to the Beach City Dam area.
- Oct 21, (Sun) - Charlie
D. led a Day
Hike in the CVNP,
starting from the Everett Road Covered
13, (Sat) - Joe R. led an informational stop at the Calmoutier
Church, a hike up through Hog Back Ridge, and supper at Anna
Hershberger's. The hike was "sold out" and everyone enjoyed the great
weather, fall colors, and family style meal with more pie than we could
- Sep 23, (Sun) - Janice T.
led a Day
Hike at Southgate Park
- Sep 9, (Sun) - 2pm - Larry
& Susan H. led a Day
at Camp Mowhana.
- Aug 19 - 2pm - Ken and
Cheryl led a Day
Hike at Mill
Creek Park in
Youngstown, the first park district in Ohio, established in
1891. Twelve people came to the hike about 5 miles on
shady trails, deep in Mill Creek gorge, which made it feel like we were
not in a city park. Who would have thought of mink in the city park?
But there are, and June got to see one. The stop
half-way for refreshment at Lanterman’s Mill added to our
Thank you to all who came. Ken and I were delighted to be able share
this gem. And yes, of course, we did have dinner. We went to
- Aug 4 (Sat) 2pm - Tom
Alexander led a Day
on the Glenmont Trail. Seven met at Glenmont Park and hiked across the
longest covered bridge in Ohio on the Mohican Valley Trail and through
the Bada Pass down into Glenmont. We ended the hike enjoying homemade
ice cream, BBQ chicken and pie.
- Jul 22, (Sun) - Greg G. led
in North Canton. We met at the new Glen Oak High School near 1801
Schneider Street and afterwards ate at the Gervasi Vineyard &
- Jul 8 (Sun) 2pm - Gary Auman
led a Day
on a section of the Ohio and
Erie Canal Towpath in Summit county. Afterwards they had a covered
dish dinner at Gary Auman's home.
- Jun 24 (Sun) 2pm - Monique
T. led a Day Hike at the Wooster
- Jun 17 (Sun) 12:15pm - Paul
M. organized a Voyageur canoe
ride at Hinckley Reservation (all 16 seats taken). (Map)
Afterwards they had a picnic lunch and short hike.
- Jun 3 (Sun) - 2pm - Donna
Hike at the Botzum parking
lot off Riverview in Cuyahoga
- May 6, (Sun) - 2:00pm - Dan
& Joyce A. led
a dozen hikers on a 6-mile Day Hike
at Mohican State Park along the Hemlock Trail. Afterwards we had a
picnic along the river.
- Apr 28 (Sat) - Eleven of us
joined Boy Scouts from Troop
916 on a Mystery
Hike. Paul organized the
challenges and we had five teams of
two. The winning team was... June & Cheryl.
- Apr 1 (Sun) - 2pm - Greg G.
led a group of over 20 around
the trails at
Norma Johnson Center. Afterwards about 15 went to the Hog Heaven
- Mar 18, (Sun) - 2pm - Joe
R. led a Day
at Sippo Park in Massillon.
- Mar 11 (Sun) - 2pm - Marty
S. led a Day
on the Ohio Erie Canal. We had about 20 meet at the Craig Pittman Park,
Hudson Drive SW, Navarre to hike up to Warmington Rd. and back.
Afterwards 16 went to El Galeron Mexican Restaurant.
- Feb 19, (Sun) 10am - Day
& Picnic at Shady Hollow Pavilion, Sand
Run Metro Park
- Feb 4 (Sat) 10am - 32nd
Annual Buckeye Trail Winter Hike, Findley
~ not a club
- Feb 4 (Sat)- 6:30pm - Full
Moon Hike led by Paul Mutchler.
- Jan 29 (Sun) - 2pm - Greg
Gottshall led a hike with (11) attending at Johnson's
Woods north of
Hikers, I would 1st like to thank all who showed up for the hike at
Johnson's Woods in Orrville 0n the 29th of January. Twelve people
showed up on that windy day. We walked on a boardwalk that led us
through the preserve of 300 year old trees. We did learn of a specie of
bird called an OVENBIRD. A lot of us had not heard of such bird. It is
also called a Water Thrush and is in the Warbler Family. It gets it's
name from it's nest building, it looks like an oven. Here we made jokes
thinking it was a type of chicken or Turkey served for dinner. We
walked around the preserve a couple of times, different ways maybe a
3mile walk. When we returned back to the parking lot it started to snow
huge snowflakes and covered the ground completely and beautifully while
we sat by a big bay window and ate. We ate at Dravenstotts in Orrville
and had a great time. Thank you again, may the forest be with you. Greg
21 (Sat) - 9am-11am
start times - 47th Annual Hocking
Hills Winter Hike
~ The attendance was down due to the snow and ice storm, but 2,265
hikers still showed up to see the winter wonderland. [5,417
attended in 2010]
~ not a
- Jan 8 (Sun) - 1pm - Deb
Berkshire led a dayhike on the
towpath from Butterbridge Trailhead to Canal
4 (Sun) - 2pm -
Charlie Daigen led a dayhike in the
CVNP, starting at the Pine Lane
20 (Sun) 1pm - Monique
led a 3+ mile dayhike at Mohican.
6 (Sun) 2pm - Charlie
Daigen led a dayhike at Chapin Forest
Reservation in Lake County.
23 (Sun) 2pm - Larry
H. led a group
of 15 on a hike at the
Hunter Tree Farm near Nashville, OH.
2 (Sun) 10am - Salt
Fork State Park Hikes ~ led
by Dan A.
& Joe R.
18 (Sun) - 2pm - Donna
Zintek led a hike at
Alderfer-Oenslager - 6100 Ridge Rd. in Medina, OH
(Sun) 2pm - Day hike
to Adam's Run (Hampton Hills Metro Park) led by June B.
21 (Sun) - 2pm
- Janice T. led a hike on the Salamander Looop Trail at the Brecksville
Reservation Nature Center.
7 (Sun) - 2pm - Ken
Cheryl led the Doughty Gorge hike with 19 attending.
24 (Sun) - 2pm - Gary
Auman - "walk on water" hike at Summit Lake.
16 (Sat) - 7:30pm - Paul &
Linda led a moonlight canoe trip starting at
Bike Shop, Lake Ave. Trailhead, in Massillon.
10 (Sun) - 2pm - Ken
& Cheryl led a trip to Oak Hill - Plateau Trail Hike in
5 (Sun) - 2pm - Marty
Smith led a hike on the Ohio Erie Canal.
15 (Sun) - 2pm - A hike
of all the TWC trails led by Becky Soehnlen.
1 (Sun) - 2pm - Day hike at Isaac
Walton led by Fritz and Alice Schmitthenner.
16 (Sat) - 6:30pm the Mutchlers
led an adult "FULL Moon night hike" on the towpath.
3 (Sun) - 10:00am Charlie
& Paul led a different
in beautiful Cuyahoga Valley National Park starting at Station Road
Bridge parking lot.
20 (Sun) - 2:00pm
- Day hike at Wooster Memorial Park led by DDonna Zintek.
6 (Sun) - The winter picnic
in CVNP led by Paul and Dan turned out to be a grand time.
- Feb 20
Ken & Cherly led a day hike at Quail Hollow State Park,
5 (Sat) -
10am - 31st Annual
Winter Hike at Findley State
16 (Sun) - Sippo
Lake hike led by Joe
15 - Hocking
Hills Winter Hike