Explorers Series

Stay Connected with Nature while Social Distancing

The Foundation is committed to protecting parks and trails in Geauga County, and to the people who enjoy them.  To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Foundation will require face coverings and practice social distancing measures during Explorers Series programs.

There are no restrictions on each of us exploring parks and trails on our own. Stay connected with the outdoors on the many trails in county, township, local and state parks in Geauga County.

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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 individuals who share 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. At times, limited registration may be required. During the COVID health crisis, we are keeping it simple - wearing face coverings, respecting social distances, and dividing into smaller "pods" during hikes. 

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2021 Explorers Series - Mark Your Calendars!

DATE                             LOCATION

February 6                 The West Woods - "Icicle Hike to Ansels Cave" with a Naturalist. Program is limited to 9 guests. Pre-registration is required. Email your attendance request to admin@foundationforgeaugaparks.org. If there are enough names on a waiting list, as second hike will be scheduled in the afternoon.

March 6                        Swine Creek Reservation sugarbush

April 3                           Affelder House

May 1                             The Rookery “Binocular Blitz” with a Naturalist

June 5                           Maple Highlands Trail Bike or Hike

July 3                             Big Creek Park

August 7                      Weltons Gorge hike with a Naturalist

September 4              Frohring Meadows

October 2                    Orchard Hills “Fall Colors & Wildflowers” Hike with a Naturalist

November 6                Lucia Nash Preserve

December 4               Chickagami Park

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Photos from Past Hikes

June 2020 hike at Veterans legacy woods
Trustees found a way to host a "socially distant" hike at Veterans Legacy Woods. June 2020
Autumn in Sunnybrook Preserve
Amazing trees in Headwaters Park
Sap is running at Swine Creek!
On the way to Ansel's Cave in The West Woods