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Explorers Series

Join a Trail Exploration Game while practicing Social Distancing

Because of the need for social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Explorers Series is temporarily suspended. But there is no restriction on each of us to explore parks and trails on our own. The Foundation is committed to protecting parks and trails in Geauga County. Join us in a trail identification game! Play "GEAUGA TRACK A TRAIL" to see how well we know the trails in our own communities.

We will post a photo taken on a trail in Geauga County on the Foundation's Facebook or Instagram pages. Identify the park and trail (or post a trail pic of your own to challenge others). Tag the Foundation at Foundation for Geauga Parks  #geaugatrackatrail.

Join the fun. Follow the Foundation on Facebook and Instagram. Post a trail photo today or identify one of ours. Ready. Go!

Explorers Series

The Foundation for Geauga Parks  Explorers Series was established so park lovers may join us each month to explore a different park in Geauga County by boot, bike, paddle, or skis. Each experience provides a fun way to get outdoors, meet new people, and learn more about the natural, historic, and cultural beauty of our county. 

The activities are physically easy and typically take about an hour to an hour and a half. Many are led by a park naturalist or other knowledgeable individual who shares their insights about the natural and historic aspects of the park.

Outings start at 10:30am, typically at the park's main parking lot. Any and all are encouraged to attend, including well-behaved four-legged friends (on leash.)  Activities take place rain, snow, or shine.

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2020 Explorers Series - Mark Your Calendars!

DATE                             LOCATION

February 1                 The Rookery - hike or snowshoe (17 pairs available for loan)
March 7                     Beartown Lakes Reservation - hike
April 11                        Affelder House - hike-  CANCELLED
May 2                         Big Creek Park - birds & blooms with a naturalist
June 6                       Veterans Legacy Woods - hike
July 11                         Punderson State Park - boardwalk hike
August 1                    Bass Lake Preserve - kayak with a naturalist (17 kayaks available for loan)
September 12          Thompson Ledges Park - hike
October 3                 Scenic River Retreat, Munson Twp. - hike
November 7             Burton Wetlands Nature Preserve - back-country, off-trail hike
December 5             President's Pick TBA

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Photos from Past Hikes

Autumn in Sunnybrook Preserve
Amazing trees in Headwaters Park
Sap is running at Swine Creek!
Mush!
On the way to Ansel's Cave in The West Woods