Hike the Route…Reap the Award

…fireside conversation to follow great Affelder exploration


Take a hike with a naturalist to seek signs of winter-active wildlife – buck rubs, deer scrapes, scat, feeding evidence, prints and tracks in the snow – then head indoors to the beautiful (and reservable) Affelder House for a restful chat fireside with new friends.

What: Affelder Adventure

When: Saturday, December 13 – 1 to 3 p.m.

Where: The Lewis & Ruth Affelder House, 15139 Chillicothe Road, Russell Township

This group of hikers will take its time, says Naturalist Dottie Drockton, but don’t be fooled into thinking this hike will be easy! Hikers must be able to navigate up and down hills, over sticks and logs, and in mud or snow – “not your normal ‘walk in the park’!”

Among the features of this hike will be the Affelder Falls, located in a remote area of The West Woods that is normally inaccessible to the public. When the water level is high, especially in the early spring, the falls roar with an amazing beauty. But even if the water level is low, the falls are still a great spectacle and definitely worth the hike out to see them.

Registration is required for this program. Call 440-286-9516 with any questions you may have.

Please dress for unpredictable weather over possibly snow-covered terrain and wear waterproof footwear for off-trail conditions. Only the fire is wheelchair/stroller accessible.

This is also a great photo opportunity, so bring your camera along for the hike!

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Author: Geauga News