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Explorers Series

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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Want to build your knowledge and appreciation of the night sky? Connect with the Geauga Skywatchers Club.

2022 Explorers Series - Mark Your Calendars!

DATE                             LOCATION

February 5                The West Woods
Geauga Park District - 9465 Kinsman Rd, Russell Twp.

March 5                      Scenic River Retreat
A Munson Township Park - 10900 Mayfield Rd. Munson Towship

April 2                       Modroo Preserve
Geauga Park District - 15695 Hemlock Rd, Chagrin Falls

May 7                        Burton Wetlands Nature Preserve (birdwatching)
Geauga Park District - 15681 Old Rider Road, Burton

June 4                      Headwaters Park (Osprey/eagle Kayak with a naturalist)
Geauga Park District - 13365 Old State Rd, Huntsburg

July 9                       Claridon Recreation Park
A Claridon Township Park - 12080 Old State Rd, Chardon

August 6                 South Russell Village Park
A South Russell Village Park - 1000 Bell Rd, South Russell Village

September 3          Eldon Russell Park - Duane Ferris Trail
Geauga Park District - 16315 Rapids Rd, Troy Township

October 1                Gallo Property back-country, off-trail hike with a GPD Naturalist (access at GPD's Lewis & Ruth Affelder House) 15139 Chillicothe Rd., Russell Twp.

November 5           Whitlam Woods
Geauga Park District - 12500 Pearl Rd, Hambden Twp

December 3           Punderson State Park
An Ohio State Park - 11755 Kinsman Rd, Newbury

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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!
Mush!
On the way to Ansel's Cave in The West Woods