The Cleveland Metroparks area is rich in history and there’s a variety of events for local history buffs. August is a busy month with five events planned.
Hidden Story Hike
Tuesday, August 3rd, 9:30 to 11:30 A.M.
Egbert Picnic Area, Bedford Reservation
There’s history in Bedford Reservation. Join the 4-mile hike down the gorge to uncover little known historic treasures. Egbert Picnic Area is located off Gorge Parkway in Bedford Reservation, off Egbert Road in Walton Hills. For information, call 440-526-1012.
Saturday, August 21st, 10:00 to 11:00 A.M.
Garfield Park Nature Center, Garfield Park Reservation
Uncover history in the Iron Spring Loop Trail. Join Naturalist Amanda Ellisworth to discover this singular area. Garfield Nature Center is located off Mill Creek Lane, off the Broadway Avenue entrance of Garfield Park Reservation in Garfield Heights. For information, call 216-341-3152.
Bike Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Thursday, August 26th, 6:00 P.M.
Rockside Road parking lot, Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Join staff members Doug Kusak and Jill Hauger for a rolling history and nature tour. The 12 mile ride on paved terrain is set at an easy to moderate pace. Helmets and pre-egistration are required to participate. Rockside Road Parking lot is located near the intersection of Rockside and Canal Roads in the Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation in Independence. For information and to register after August 2nd, call 216-206-1000.
Family Friday Night: Squire’s Castle
Friday, August 27th, 7:30 to 8:45 P.M.
Squire’s Castle parking lot, North Chagrin Reservation
Visit one of Cleveland Metroparks most famous landmarks. Learn about Squire’s Castle history and how it was built by Feargus B. Squire (a founder of the Standard Oil Company) as a gate house for his country estate that was never built. Squire’s Castle is located off Chagrin River Road in North Chagrin Reservation, south of Chardon Road/Route 6 in Willoughby Hills. For information, call 440-473-3370.
School of the Wilds: Devonian Fossil Fishes
Sunday, August 29th, 2:00 to 5:00 P.M.
Rocky River Nature Center, Rocky River Reservation
Put your fossil hunting outfit on and join Naturalist Dave Dvorak and Geologist Paul Huston for a talk about what went on 360 million years ago. Afterwards, join them for a short trek searching the shale for evidence of fossils. Rocky River Nature Center is located at 24000 Valley Parkway in Rocky River Reservation, north of Cedar Point Road in North Olmsted. For information, call 440-734-6600.