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Ohio State Nature Preserves Highlighted During June Hikes

COLUMBUS, OH – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is offering several hikes in June to highlight Ohio’s amazing trail system. From the hills of Appalachia, the river gorges of southern Ohio, the prairies of western Ohio and the coastline of Lake Erie, there are more than 1,000 miles of hiking trails to choose from to celebrate National Trails Day on the first Saturday of June and the rest of the month. Enjoy spending time outdoors and getting fit naturally during 2016.

  • Rhino Rush 5K at Portage Lakes State Park The Akron Zoo Chapter of Zoo Keepers is hosting this event on Saturday, June 4, for the conservation of rhinos in Kenya and Indonesia. Participants should meet at the Portage Lakes Shoreline Trail, Pheasant Run, High Point and Latham Lane areas. For more information, contact Matt Mills at 425-457-2982 or email m15mills@gmail.com.
  • 5K Run/Walk in the Park at East Harbor State Park Enjoy the beautiful trail at East Harbor in an event co-sponsored by the Friends of East Harbor State Park and Firelands Area Runners. The event will be hosted on Sunday, June 5, from 8-11 a.m. Applications and more information can be found at firelandsarearunners.org. The cost will be $20 and will benefit the Friends of East Harbor State Park.
  • Shrub Layer Hike at Rhododendron Cove State Nature Preserve Learn more about native and non-native shrubs on Sunday, June 5, from 1-3 p.m. An off-trail component of this hike limits participation to 15 people on an RSVP basis. To register, call Boch Hollow State Nature Preserve at 740-380-8918 or email jim.osborn@dnr.state.oh.us. The terrain is hilly so bring drinking water, and wear sturdy footwear.
  • National Trails Day at Mentor Marsh State Nature Preserve Take part in the long-standing celebration of America’s magnificent trail system and its countless supporters and volunteers on Sunday, June 5, from 2-3:30 p.m. Help spruce up the 2-mile section of the Buckeye Trail. Tools will be provided, but participants wear sturdy footwear, and bring gloves. The event is co-sponsored by the Buckeye Trail Association. Participants can meet at the Nature Center. RSVP by calling 440-257-0777, email rdonaldson@cmnh.org or check out the nature preserve’s Facebook page.
  • Hike at Kent Bog State Nature Preserve This guided hike through Kent Bog State Nature Preserve will be held on Wednesday, June 8, from 3-4 p.m. Hikers should meet at the preserve parking lot. For more information, call 330-527-5118 or emailadam.wohlever@dnr.state.oh.us.
  • Plant Detectives Hike at Mentor Marsh State Nature Preserve Ohioans will enjoy learning how to sharpen their plant identification skills, find out more about Project Budburst and discover out how to track the cycles of plants in their yards on Sunday, June 12, from 2-3:30 p.m. A hike will help participants practice newfound botany skills. Meet at the nature center. RSVP by calling 440-257-0777, email rdonaldson@cmnh.org  or check out the nature preserve’s Facebook page.
  • Showy Lady’s Slipper Hike (Registration Only) at Gott Fen State Nature Preserve Join ODNR staff for a special opportunity to view the state-threatened lady’s slipper orchids on Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Space is limited and only available to the first 15 registrants. To register, contact Adam Wohlever at 330-527-5118.
  • Play in Nature Hike at Mentor Marsh State Nature Preserve Venture off trail and engage in spontaneous, hands-on exploration on Sunday, June 19, from 2-3:30 p.m. Meet at the nature center. RSVP by calling 440-257-0777, email rdonaldson@cmnh.org or check out the nature preserve’s Facebook page.
  • Butterfly Count at Shawnee State Park Gaze upon these winged beauties on Sunday, June 26, from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Meet at the lodge parking lot for the North American Butterfly Association’s 24th annual count.

ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at ohiodnr.gov.


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100 Days of Summer: 100 Recreational Areas Within 100 Miles

Within 25 Miles

Within 50 Miles

Within 75 miles

Within 100 Miles

How To Use this List:

  • I’ve kept State Parks and related State Forests as two lines. This might be cheating, but they usually offer different experiences.
  • Each Link goes directly to the appropriate site, not to a directory, wherever possible.
  • Scroll down to your favorite area. Look right above it. Have you been here? How about the area right below it?

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100 Days of Summer: Hiking and Geocaching

Favorite Local Hikes: ( Short to Long)

McConnells Mill State Park: Devil’s Hollow is a fantastic trail for a small day Hike. And the Alpha Pass Trail is part of the North Country Trail ( Map )

Nelson Kennedy Ledges
– Picnic area North West of warren off 422. Rocks split and exposed by glaciers, pretty cool (Pun intended). NO CLIMBING.(Map)

Moraine State Park– Multiuse park has beaches, hiking and biking and horse trails, boating and even a windsurfing area. ( Map )

Raccoon Creek-44 Miles of Hiking trails. Many Multi use trails.

Cuyahoga Valley-Outside Akron: If you Ski, You’re familiar with it. Lots of trails, I like the Ledges. Ride the Railroad.(map)
Little Beaver Greenway Trail– 11 Miles of paved roadway along the Scenic River in Lisbon

Minister Creek Overlook– Minister Creek has a stocked creek, 7 mile overlok loop ( That also intersects the North Country Trail) and a small Camp Area at the trailhead ( Although I like camping farther back.)

Buckeye Trail– 1,400 miles around the state

North Country Trail– Developing trail to link New York to North Dakota. Locally, the trail crossesthe Alleghenies, Through McConnells Mill, to

Beaver Creek and on though Minerva. Think of the Appalachian Trail, only going east and west.

Other Hikes

Great Allegheny Pasage– Connect Pittsburgh Airport and region to Washington DC with a system of Rail to Trails.

Akron Metroparks Bike and Hike Trail-33 Miles of paved trail

Montour Trail-Active trail group developing 46 mile trail

Rachel Carson Trail-35 Mile Day Hike Trail

Three Rivers Trail-37 Miles of Trails in Downtown Pittsiburgh

Oil Creek

Geocaching

Steel Valley Outdoors Geocaching Primer

www.Geocaching.com
– Geocaching is a scavenger hunt using a GPS device that is popular all over the country. Find the treasure chest, sign in, take the small gift and leave another to keep it rolling. There are several hidden caches in the Mahoning Valley.

www.Geocacheohio.com
– Buy Ohio shaped Geocache coins to use in caches., Special cache contests and a members map to find others.

Northeast Ohio Orienteering Club– Get Skilled with Map and Compass.

Resources:

Essential Gear: Sleeping Bags

Essential Gear: Water and Hydration

Ultralight Backpacking Primer

Hiking tips

Appalachian Trail Conservancy

Rail to Trail Trail List-  Biking and Hiking Trails across the country

Best Hike– Where in the wold is the best hike?

NEOnaturalist Listing of over 40 hiking trails, primarily in the Cleveland and Akron area. Big Concentration on Cuyahoga Valley

Outdoorzy– Outdoor blog with emphasis on Hiking and climbing

Peak to Peak– Small Directory of trail and hiking resources

Section Hiker– Long distance trail resource. From the AT to the Pcific Crest trail and everything in between

Slackpacker– Dayhiker resource with lots of trips and background information.

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Enter the Annual Cranberry Bog Lottery

The Ohio and Erie Canal in 1902

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COLUMBUS, OH – Nature enthusiasts throughout Ohio are encouraged to enter a lottery to tour Ohio’s only floating island – Cranberry Bog State Nature Preserve in Buckeye Lake – during the bog’s annual open house from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 18.

Attendance at this popular open house is limited, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Natural Areas and Preserves.

Anyone interested in touring the bog on June 18 should send a postcard to the ODNR Division of Natural Areas & Preserves, 2045 Morse Road, Building C-3, Columbus, Ohio 43229.  Postcards must be postmarked by May 31 and contain the following information: contact name, address with zip code, daytime phone number and total number of people in the party (not to exceed four).  Only one postcard will be accepted per family.

The lottery drawing will be held in early June, and winners will be notified by mail.  Walk-in visitors are welcome to attend, however, they will not be guaranteed a time slot.  Boat transportation to and from the island will be provided by the Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society for a donation of $5 per person.

Cranberry Bog is one of Ohio’s most unique natural areas.  The 11-acre island, located approximately 100 yards off the north shoreof Buckeye Lake in Fairfield County, was registered as a National Natural Landmark in 1968.  Its unique composition gives the island a spongy surface, therefore visitors are required to remain on the boardwalk.

The island dates from 1830 when Buckeye Lake was created as a feeder reservoir for the Ohio & Erie Canal.  A 50-acre portion of the lake’s bed, once a thriving sphagnum bog, rose with the waters.  Cranberry Bog is what remains of that portion after nearly two centuries.

Aside from the annual open house, visitation to Cranberry Bog State Nature Preserve is by written permit only.

ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all.  Visit the ODNR Web site at www.ohiodnr.com

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Ohio Fall Foliage: Week Four

COLUMBUS, OH – Dynamic blazes of orange, yellow, red and rust will provide the perfect backdrop for hikers who are ready to reconnect with the natural world this weekend. ODNR is reporting near peak and peak fall foliage in most parts of the state.

“There are many organized hikes planned at Ohio state parks and nature preserves this weekend that will provide Ohioans and visitors to the Buckeye State an amazing perspective of some of the state’s most spectacular natural terrain,” said Casey Munchel, fall foliage expert for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Forestry. “State parks like Lake Hope and preserves like Clifton Gorge are stunning on a normal day, but when these places are draped with beautiful fall color, the experience is breathtaking.”

In addition, the brilliance of fall color will add to the excitement of games of disc golf and golf, which can be played on beautiful, award-winning courses at several state parks. Anglers and boaters can also get priceless perspectives of amazing fall foliage as it reflects in the rippling water along miles of shoreline and waterways. And the Division of Wildlife is currently in the middle of their annual fall trout stocking so go towww.wildohio.com to find the nearest pond or lake in your area.

One of the best parts of the state this weekend will be up in northeastern Ohio where there is lots to do and see.

“Visitors to Lake County on the east side of Lake Erie can enjoy exceptional fall foliage, the largest winery district in the Grand River Valley and waterfront dining,” said Bob Ulas, Executive Director of the Lake County Visitors Bureau.  “Although Lake County is Ohio’s smallest county, it offers two seasons, thus a longer viewing period of fall foliage.  Due to Lake County’s proximity to Lake Erie’s warmer waters, colors peak later while one mile inland, colors peak earlier.  For more info, visit www.lakevisit.com.”

This coming weekend, check out one of the following events at one of your Ohio State Parks or local partners…

Halloween CampoutRocky Fork (SW) – Oct. 15-16. Campsite decorating and costume contests, movies , silent auction, games and a haunted trail.  (937) 393-4284.

Halloween CampoutForked Run (SE) – Oct. 16. Campsite decorating contest, games, trick or treat, & spooky hayrides. (740) 767-3570.

Grandma Gatewood’s Fall Colors HikeHocking Hills (SE) – Oct. 16, 1 PM at the Old Man’s Cave Visitor Center. 6-mile strenuous hike. (740) 385-6841.

Fall HikeShawnee (SW) – Oct. 16, 9 AM. 5-mile hike with refreshments available at the half-way point. Evening entertainment and a bean dinner are also offered. (740) 858-6652.

Howl-o-Ween Dog Walk & Costume Parade, Mosquito Lake (NE) – Oct. 17, 2-4 PM at the DogPark. Food, vendors & contests for people and pets. (330) 637-2856.

Forest Heritage FestivalTuscarawas County Fairgrounds (NE) – Oct. 15-16.  Entertainment, food, games, craft booths, old-time fiddling, and lumberjack show.  Admission and parking are free.  (330) 339-3991

To find out more about these and other events, visit www.ohiodnr.com. The site will serve as a premier guide to Ohio’s fall color season. Its pages provide information for travelers who want to map a scenic road tripadventurers who are refreshed and energized by the cool autumn weather, vacationers who seek places of solace to enjoy the changing seasons and even the students who need a resource for leaf collection projects. Ohioans and out-of-state visitors can also find information about fall foliage by calling 1-800-BUCKEYE or visiting www.discoverohio.com/autumnadventures.

Ohio’s 74 state parks, 21 state forests and 134 state nature preserves provide excellent locations to view fall foliage. Here are the most current reports from selected locations:

Location Region Color Condition
Alum/Delaware Creek State Parks Central Peak
Beaver Creek/Guilford Lake State Parks East Near Peak
Blackhand Gorge Nature Preserve Central Near Peak
Dillon/Blue Rock State Parks East Near Peak
Buck Creek State Park West Peak
Burr Oak State Park Southeast Peak
Caesar Creek State Park Southwest Peak
Clifton Gorge Nature Preserve West Peak
Deer Creek State Park Central Near Peak
Harrison Lake State Park/Forest Northwest Near Peak
Hocking Hills State Park/Forest Southeast Changing
Hueston Woods State Park Southwest Near Peak
Indian Lake State Park West Peak
John Bryan State Park West Peak
Kent Bog Nature Preserve Northeast Peak
Kiser Lake State Park West Peak
Lake Hope State Park Southeast Near Peak
Malabar Farm State Park Northeast Changing
Maumee State Park/Forest Northwest Near Peak
Mohican State Park/Forest Northeast Near Peak
Mt. Gilead State Park Central Peak
Pike Lake/Paint Creek State Parks Southwest Changing
Punderson State Park Northeast Peak
Quail Hollow/Wingfoot State Parks Northeast Near Peak
Salt Fork State Park East Near Peak
Shawnee State Park Southwest Near Peak
Sycamore State Park West Near Peak
Tar Hollow State Park/Forest Southeast Peak
Triangle Lake Bog Northeast Peak
Van Buren State Park Northwest Peak
Zaleski State Forest Southeast Near Peak

COLOR CONDITION KEY: Changing – Still mostly green, less than 25 percent color. Near Peak – Significant color showing – anywhere from 30 to 60 percent color. Peak – Peak colors – as much as 85 percent showing. Fading – Fading from peak conditions and leaves falling to forest floor.


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Ohio Fall Foliage Update: Week Three

Ulmus rubra leaf in fall
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And Fall Festivals, Harvest events, and Halloween!

COLUMBUS, OH – Fall color is starting to come on this week with the seasonally cool temperatures. ODNR is reporting near peak fall foliage in shades of red, orange, gold and yellow in areas throughout Ohio.

“Pockets of color are becoming more noticeable in both the rural and urban landscape,” said Casey Munchel, fall foliage expert for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Forestry. “Ohio has more than 100 hardwood tree species and the variety of species contributes to the variety of colors.”

The diversity of Ohio’s forests make autumn one of the most beautiful times to be outdoors. Maple trees produce a red pigment, anthocyanin; oaks produce a brown color from tannin, a bitter waste product; hickory and beech trees reveal yellows and golds that come from carotenoids.

Leaf peepers can expect to find peak fall color during the second and third weeks of October throughout Ohio.

Fall wild turkey hunting opens in 48 Ohio counties on Saturday, October 9 and continues through Sunday, November 28.  Ruffed grouse hunting season also starts Saturday, October 9 and runs through January 31, 2011.  For more info on fall wild turkey or ruffed grouse hunting, go to www.wildohio.com.

This coming weekend, check out one of the following events at one of your Ohio State Parks…

Halloween CampoutPaint Creek (SW) – Oct. 8-9. Campsite decorating and costume contests, hay rides & trick or treatl. (937) 981-7061 or (937) 393-4284.

Halloween CampoutLake Loramie (NW) – Oct. 8-10. Pumpkin carving, campsite decorating, trick or treat, movies, games & a potluck supper.  (937) 295-2011.

Fall Color WalkMalabar Farm (NE) – Oct. 9, 10 AM-Noon. Meet at the visitor center. 2-mile hike. (419) 892-2784.

Fall FestivalPunderson (NE) – Oct. 9. Costume and pumpkin contests, trick or treat, hayrides, games & a campfire.  (440) 564-2279 or www.friendsofpunderson.com.

Fall Color Canoe TourVan Buren (NW) – Oct. 10, 2-3:30 PM. $10 donation per canoe benefits the friends of Van Buren State Park. Pre-registration required by Oct. 8. (419) 348-7679.

To find out more about these and other events, visit www.ohiodnr.com. The site will serve as a premier guide to Ohio’s fall color season. Its pages provide information for travelers who want to map a scenic road tripadventurers who are refreshed and energized by the cool autumn weather, vacationers who seekplaces of solace to enjoy the changing seasons and even the students who need a resource for leaf collection projects. Ohioans and out-of-state visitors can also find information about fall foliage by calling 1-800-BUCKEYE or visiting www.discoverohio.com/autumnadventures.

Ohio’s 74 state parks, 21 state forests and 134 state nature preserves provide excellent locations to view fall foliage. Here are the most current reports from selected locations:

Location Region Color Condition
Alum/Delaware Creek State Parks Central Near Peak
Beaver Creek/Guilford Lake State Parks East Changing
Blackhand Gorge Nature Preserve Central Changing
Dillon/Blue Rock State Parks East Near Peak
Buck Creek State Park West Changing
Burr Oak State Park Southeast Changing
Caesar Creek State Park Southwest Changing
Clifton Gorge Nature Preserve West Changing
Deer Creek State Park Central Near Peak
Harrison Lake State Park/Forest Northwest Near Peak
Hocking Hills State Park/Forest Southeast Changing
Hueston Woods State Park Southwest Near Peak
Indian Lake State Park West Near Peak
John Bryan State Park West Near Peak
Kent Bog Nature Preserve Northeast Near Peak
Kiser Lake State Park West Changing
Lake Hope State Park Southeast Changing
Malabar Farm State Park Northeast Changing
Maumee State Park/Forest Northwest Changing
Mohican State Park/Forest Northeast Near Peak
Mt. Gilead State Park Central Near Peak
Pike Lake/Paint Creek State Parks Southwest Changing
Punderson State Park Northeast Near Peak
Quail Hollow/Wingfoot State Parks Northeast Changing
Salt Fork State Park East Near Peak
Shawnee State Park Southwest Near Peak
Sycamore State Park West Near Peak
Tar Hollow State Park/Forest Southeast Near Peak
Triangle Lake Bog Northeast Near Peak
Van Buren State Park Northwest Changing
Zaleski State Forest Southeast Near Peak

COLOR CONDITION KEY: Changing – Still mostly green, less than 25 percent color. Near Peak – Significant color showing – anywhere from 30 to 60 percent color. Peak – Peak colors – as much as 85 percent showing. Fading – Fading from peak conditions and leaves falling to forest floor.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR web site at www.ohiodnr.gov.

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Ohio Fall Foliage Color Preview for First Week of Autumn

The Little Miami River passing through Clifton...
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Ohio State Park Fall Harvest and Halloween Events are picking up, too!

COLUMBUS, OH – As we welcomed the first week of autumn, highlights of color are beginning to speckle the canopies of Ohio’s woodlands as the weather begins to cool.

“Many maple and ash trees are welcoming us into this year’s fall color season,” said Casey Burdick, from the ODNR Division of Forestry.  “The maples are splashing yellows and reds near the edges of Ohio’s woodlands and in many other areas white ash trees are showing their deep red and purple while green ash trees are showing their vibrant golden yellow color.”

Ohioans and out of state visitors who are waiting for peak fall color are encouraged to head outside and enjoy the crisp fall days leading up to it. Ohio state parks and nature preserves are offering many family-friendly activities that all can enjoy. The burst of color at the onset of the season provides a perfect backdrop for hikers, bikers or horseback riders who make their way across the hundreds of miles of publicly accessible trails. The brilliance of fall color will add to the excitement of games of disc golf and golf, which can be played on beautiful, award-winning courses at several state parks. Anglers and boaters can also get priceless perspectives of amazing fall foliage as it reflects in the rippling water along miles of shoreline and waterways.

This coming weekend, check out one of the following events at one of your Ohio State Parks…

Fall CampoutBuck Creek (SW) – Oct. 1-3. Crafts, nature programs, games, contests, trick or treat & hayrides. (937) 322-5284

Harvest DaysBeaver Creek (NE) – Oct. 2-3 at the pioneer village & Gaston’s Mill. Craft displays & demonstrations of pioneer life, including the working grist mill. (330) 382-9227. Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center open 10 AM-5 PM, duck race at 3 PM Sun. (330) 385-3091 orwww.beavercreekwildlife.org.

Halloween CampoutGrand Lake St. Marys (NW) – Oct. 1-3. Apple bobbing, pumpkin carving, hayrides, costume & campsite decorating. (419) 394-3611.

Apple Butter FestivalHueston Woods (SW) – Oct. 2-3 at the pioneer farm. Arts, crafts & traditional apple butter making. (513) 524-4250.

Halloween Campout #1East Harbor (NW) – Oct. 1-2. Scarecrow & decorated campsite contests, kids’ crafts and games, hayrides, haunted house, dance & bonfire. (419) 734-4424 ext. 2.

To find out more about these and other events, visit www.ohiodnr.com. The site will serve as a premier guide to Ohio’s fall color season. Its pages provide information for travelers who want to map a scenic road tripadventurers who are refreshed and energized by the cool autumn weather, vacationers who seekplaces of solace to enjoy the changing seasons and even the students who need a resource for leaf collection projects. Ohioans and out-of-state visitors can also find information about fall foliage by calling 1-800-BUCKEYE or visiting www.discoverohio.com/autumnadventures.

Ohio’s 74 state parks, 21 state forests and 134 state nature preserves provide excellent locations to view fall foliage. Here are the most current reports from selected locations:

Location Region Color Condition
Alum/Delaware Creek State Parks Central Near Peak
Beaver Creek/Guilford Lake State Parks East Changing
Blackhand Gorge Nature Preserve Central Changing
Dillon/Blue Rock State Parks East Changing
Buck Creek State Park West Changing
Burr Oak State Park Southeast Changing
Caesar Creek State Park Southwest Changing
Clifton Gorge Nature Preserve West Changing
Deer Creek State Park Central Changing
Harrison Lake State Park/Forest Northwest Changing
Hocking Hills State Park/Forest Southeast Changing
Hueston Woods State Park Southwest Near Peak
Indian Lake State Park West Changing
John Bryan State Park West Changing
Kent Bog Nature Preserve Northeast Changing
Kiser Lake State Park West Changing
Lake Hope State Park Southeast Near Peak
Malabar Farm State Park Northeast Changing
Maumee State Park/Forest Northwest Changing
Mohican State Park/Forest Northeast Changing
Mt. Gilead State Park Central Near Peak
Pike Lake/Paint Creek State Parks Southwest Changing
Punderson State Park Northeast Changing
Quail Hollow/Wingfoot State Parks Northeast Changing
Salt Fork State Park East Changing
Shawnee State Park Southwest Changing
Sycamore State Park West Changing
Tar Hollow State Park/Forest Southeast Changing
Triangle Lake Bog Northeast Changing
Van Buren State Park Northwest Changing
Zaleski State Forest Southeast Changing

COLOR CONDITION KEY: Changing – Still mostly green, less than 25 percent color. Near Peak – Significant color showing – anywhere from 30 to 60 percent color. Peak – Peak colors – as much as 85 percent showing. Fading – Fading from peak conditions and leaves falling to forest floor.

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100 Days of Summer: Day 42-Applaud Columbiana

Opossom in tree
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ODNR AWARDS COLUMBIANA COUNTY PARK DISTRICT A GRANT FROM THE CLEAN OHIO TRAILS FUND FOR TRAIL IMPROVEMENTS

What: Check Presentation to the Columbiana County Park District from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources

When: August 20, 2010
3:00 p.m.

Where: P. L. & W. Train Station
232 South Market Street
Lisbon, OH

Who: Director Sean Logan, Ohio Department of Natural Resources
State Representative Linda Bolon
State Senator Jason Wilson
Local Officials

Why: The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is presenting the Columbiana County Park District a ceremonial check for $120,355 from the Clean Ohio Trails Fund to help cultivate and support recreation in their local community. These funds will be used to construct 1.46 miles of additional trail for the Little Beaver Creek Greenway Trail in Lisbon which is part of the 4-county Great Ohio Lake-to-River Greenway Trail providing valuable recreational outlets for current residents and future generations.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the
ODNR web site at ohiodnr.gov for more information.

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100 Days of Summer: Day 36- Run for your Life!

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I Don’t give enough props to Trail Runners- Maybe because it’s just not a well known sport around here. But there’s lots of available organizations and events.

Like NEO Trail Club, Western Reserve Trail Runners, the NorthEast Runners Club, the Youngstown Ultra Trail 50K race and these Ohio Running Trails.

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Ohio Topographic Map

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