With the winter weather finally kicked into high gear, don’t miss your opportunity to try snowshoeing at The West Woods – absolutely free to Geauga County residents!
Nearly 100 rentals have already been enjoyed as people crave cold-weather adventure and activity. The deeper the snow, the better, with at least a few inches a must, according to Geauga Park District naturalists. Though a call to 440-279-0880 may be made to check availability, no reservations will be taken this year. Rather, snowshoes will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, from The West Woods Nature Center, where a front desk staff member will be happy to help you check them out.
Borrowing can take place any time 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and last up to two hours. One must be at least 18 years old to check out a pair; anyone younger must be accompanied by an adult, and no one under 40 pounds may use the snowshoes due to their weight. Registrants must sign a waiver form and leave a driver’s license as a security deposit.
Out-of-county residents will be charged a $5 rental fee (credit card only), but Geauga County residents will continue to enjoy this service free of charge.
Please note that snowshoes may not leave The West Woods except for registered programs.
Want a more guided experience? Visit bit.ly/gpdsscall2019 and get your name on our call list for special snowshoe programs to be “called into action” anytime now through March 1st when snow conditions are right. The West Woods Nature Center is located at 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87) in Russell Township.
For more on Geauga Park District offerings, please call 440-286-9516 or visit Geauga Park District online via Geauga Park District, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube.