Registration is now open for a rain-or-shine adventure into the rocky woodland ravines of Welton’s Gorge, a Geauga Park District preserve in Burton Township sometimes called “Geauga County’s Little Grand Canyon,” only rarely accessible with the help of a naturalist guide!
This Backcountry Ravine Exploration hike was set for Saturday, May 12th, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.., but due to the popularity of this program a second morning hike has been added from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Directions to the property will be provided upon registration at the new Geauga Park District or 440-286-9516.
Geauga Park District’s interest in this property dates back decades, and it was finally purchased in 2009 using a grant from the Clean Ohio Program. Naturalist Dottie Drockton anticipates encounters with deep rock ledges, cool streams, salamanders and other stream life. Please note, though, that this rugged hike will also cover slippery stream bottoms, steep grades and off-trail obstacles like downed trees and stream crossings, so hikers should dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes with good traction that can get wet.
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