Gorge Dam Metro Parks Series

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From the Akron Beacon Journal (1/22/2017):

The programs will be held at Gorge Metro Park, at 1160 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls, unless otherwise noted:

Geology of the Gorge. 10 am. Feb. 18; 1 p.m. April 8; 10 a.m. May 20. Join a naturalist to learn how the different rock layers in the park were formed and about the forces that have shaped those rocks ever since.

Crystal Palace Hike. 1 p.m. Feb. 23 and Feb. 26. Colorful icicles form along the Cuyahoga River. Join a naturalist and discover firsthand the beauty of water in winter. The hikes will go on even if there is no snow or ice.

Gorge History Hike. 2 p.m., March 16 and May 18. Hike with a naturalist.

Bringing Down the Dam. 6 p.m. March 30. Hear the interwoven story of the Gorge Dam, the Cuyahoga River and Gorge Metro Park. Meet at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, 1828 Smith Road in Akron.

Hike the Gorge. 1 p.m. April 12. Learn about the nature and history of the Gorge Trail and the Cuyahoga River.

The Cuyahoga River: A Fiery Past. 10 a.m. April 22. A story of pollution and redemption.

History of Gorge Metro Park. 6 p.m. April 27. Historians will tell about everything from roller coasters to dance halls. Meet at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, 1828 Smith Road in Akron.

A Riverday Walk Through Time. 2 p.m. May 20. An easy hike in the Upper Gorge. See the restored site of a 19th century park that was once Northeast Ohio’s most-visited attraction, and see the results of dam removal elsewhere on the Cuyahoga River. Meet at High Bridge Glens Park, 1817 Front St. in Cuyahoga Falls.

2 Responses

  1. Terry Holsinger

    It would be neat to have a Cuyahoga River map with roads and cities along its banks for a “Road Trip”. Although I was born and raised in CFO, I have lived in Texas since 1969. I know the river is not what I remember but finding where some of the pictures I have seen online would be a challenge – – – without a map. Just a thought…

    • crookedriverfriend

      Hi Terry. Thanks for the suggestion. We will look into creating a map. The river has certainly changed since 1969.

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