Climb, Ride, Glide & Play with the Return of “Ropes & Boats” in the Geauga Park District

Geauga Park District is excited to reopen its “ropes & boats” recreational offerings in the warming weeks of spring to come!

Claridon Woodlands’ ropes course was a huge hit in its debut year, featuring platforms 32 feet off the ground linked by eight 23-to-32-foot-long challenge elements with fitting names like Wobbly Logs, Tarzan Stump Traverse, Ride the Wave and Wobbly XOXO. Ready to come back down to earth? Your exit is an exciting 100-foot-long zipline.

This year’s ropes course season opens Sunday, May 26th. Days open will be Friday through Tuesday 12:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; adventures start at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. One-hour sessions will be free to Geauga County residents (ID required) but cost $20 for out-of-county residents (credit card only, paid onsite).

To learn age requirements, weight restrictions and much more, please consider the information and rules posted at to be required reading before you head out to Claridon Woodlands for this adventure. (Already open all times of day: Claridon Woodlands’ 12-foot-high, 900-square-foot freeform boulder wall, complete with new routes and special new hand/foot holds to mix things up!)

For those craving adventure on the water, self-guided tours of East Branch Reservoir will also become available beginning Sunday, June 2nd, starting at the Headwaters Park Boathouse: your late spring and summer hub for kayak and canoe borrowing on a first-come, first-served basis. Each loan can last up to two hours, available Friday through Tuesday 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; each day’s last boat goes out at 7:00 p.m.

Geauga County residents can borrow the park’s limited number of kayaks and canoes for free (ID required); out-of-county residents must pay $5 per hour for adults, $3 per hour for kids 12 and under, and $8 for tandem (credit card only, paid onsite). Provided life vests must be worn at all times.

To learn more, please read the information posted at Headwaters Park before you head out for a boat.

For more on Geauga Park District offerings, please call 440-286-9516 or visit Geauga Park District online via, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube.