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UNDERGROUND RAILROAD HIKE - 6P

Underground Railroad | the group leaves at 6:00 PM sharp - rain or shine.. this is a 2 mile hike where you will place yourself in the role of a runaway slave. This dramatic and experiential program explores the triumphs and dangerous realities of the Underground Railroad - the route to hope and freedom for so many enslaved people. We will walk along a two-mile lantern led hike through the meadows and forests near Howe Meadow where you will encounter characters and scenarios that will bring the past to life. Your final destination is the train. It is here that you will discover your fate.

This is a truly great and relevant experience that you will remember for years to come! 

There is a $12/person charge for this meetup payable in cash at the site to me (I pre-paid for you) - This program is recommended for ages 14 and up due to subject matter. Park at Howe Meadow 4040 Riverview Rd., Peninsula, OH 44264 - please call/text me if you have questions - Andy[masked]-8425.  We will likely convene for food beverages nearby after the hike :-)  

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  • Bill M.

    Thanks Andy, and all the other runaways. This was truly a multi-dimensional hike/ride. and even more fun when we were set 'free' to talk and sup at JJs afterward. Enjoy connecting with so many others that have common interests. Looking foreward to more MeetUps on OH trails.

    November 12, 2013

  • Ginny L

    Thank you Andy. It was a great experience. Wish we could have escaped but glad to be with such a great group

    1 · November 10, 2013

  • Wendy

    Thanks Andy for organizing!! Very well done near escape!

    November 10, 2013

  • Michele

    Fun yet thought provoking.

    November 10, 2013

  • Ellen

    Good experience. Well done and thought provoking

    November 10, 2013

  • Janet

    Very well presented. Weather cooperated fully.

    1 · November 9, 2013

  • Jesse Y.

    Great Meetup, thanks!

    November 9, 2013

  • Bill M.

    Here! Enjoying a spectacular sunset.

    November 9, 2013

  • Mike B.

    We'll be there between 5:30 and 5:45. Looking forward to it. Thanks Andy.

    November 8, 2013

  • Janet

    I'll be there and ready for anything. What's the best way to get there from Rockside & Brecksville Road?

    1 · November 6, 2013

    • Bill M.

      any idea what parking is like there? Any particular place to meet in the meadow?

      November 8, 2013

    • Andy H.

      just go to the Howe meadow entrance and you will be directed - hang out until you see me...it is easy to find.

      November 8, 2013

  • Andy H.

    All Y'all Runnaways... the weather is looking like 50 degrees or under and windy but no rain for the Underground Railroad hike. I will get there at 5:30p to greet you, get you your ticket (cash please) and we leave at 6p sharp. We will re-assemble after the hike at Johnny J's - up the road in Liberty Commons after the hike located at 1282 Weathervane Ln for GPS - for food and drink.. you will be free and ready! Let freedom ring!

    1 · November 8, 2013

  • Autumn

    This sounds like a wonderful experience. I'm out of town now, (beach) but would love to do this if it can be scheduled again.

    1 · November 8, 2013

  • Janet

    Can't go so next one on wait list moves up. Was so looking forward to this - so sorry. Enjoy!!

    1 · November 7, 2013

    • Andy H.

      Next time.. Thanks!

      November 7, 2013

  • Andy H.

    Hello all run away slaves! The underground railroad is Saturday.. We are meeting at Howe Meadow by at least 5:45p - there is a chance of drizzle, So you may want to bring an umbrella and dress for cold and windy weather... You r definitely going to have fun and b enlightened!

    1 · November 5, 2013

  • Jeri

    I will be there for sure.

    November 5, 2013

  • Sue

    Does anyone want to car pool from the west side?

    1 · October 29, 2013

  • Andy H.

    Hello all fellow runnaways..- the Underground Railroad is 1.75 miles .. with a lot of stopping and witnessing and engaging in the action along the way. I understand from our lantern lady.. no umbrella's because "slaves didn't have umbrellas.." so please dress for drizzle.. After the hike.. we will head for Johnny J's - up the road in Liberty Commons after the hike located at 1282 Weathervane Ln for GPS - for food and drink.. you will be ready! With such a big waiting list I ask that you please confirm that you are coming and if not.. remove yourself from the list soon if you are not... especially because I want you all to come, but don't want to get stuck for your ticket if you no-show.. I will find you!

    1 · November 5, 2013

    • Bill M.

      Will be there! Two of us (purchased tix directly from CVSR). I need to know Fri if the single wait list ticket is avail or that person won't show up :-(

      1 · November 5, 2013

    • Jesse Y.

      I'll be there for sure with my one guest!

      November 5, 2013

  • Michele

    Michele Dula and guest are coming. :-)

    November 5, 2013

  • Louise S.

    Louise and John Schweitzer will be there for sure, for your head count.

    1 · November 5, 2013

  • Bill M.

    Thanks for the update Master Andy. Looking forward to the escape. Any idea how much walking?

    November 5, 2013

  • Michelle

    Hi, is anyone else going this Saturday at 7?

    October 31, 2013

  • Andy H.

    If you get in on another date.. like Nov. 2 - then please remove yourself from the waitlist.. Thank you!

    1 · October 29, 2013

  • Andy H.

    Hellllooo Wait listed folks...!! This event on Saturday Nov. 9 is sold out.. however there are other times available for this event - I just checked in with Ranger Jane.. and on Saturday, November 2 ... Go to the website for the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad - at http://www.cvsr.com/calendar and go to Purchase Tickets, then click on Calendar and go to Nov. 2 - right now as I write there are 27 tickets for the 7:00p hike... You need to get moving not to miss this great event.. remember it is rain or shine.. I suggest an umbrella if it rains and waterproof shoes...

    1 · October 29, 2013

  • Bill M.

    I think there are other dates/times available at cvsr.org.

    October 29, 2013

  • Bill M.

    Still on your wait list. I was able to secure 1 ticket for 6pm but still need one more if you get a cancelation. Looking forward to this unique meetup.

    1 · October 23, 2013

  • Andy H.

    this is a rain or shine event.. I am concerned about the weather and if it would rain.. being stuck with having purchased 20 tickets.. so, please plan to come rain or shine or to reimburse me if you sign up and don't show up.. I know where you hike..! ha ha.. After the hike.. we will go nearby for food and beverages.. either to Johnny J's, 1282 Weathervane Ln, Akron, OH 44313 or Scorchers 1800 Merriman Rd Akron, OH 44313 Call or text me at[masked]

    October 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Laurie and I got tickets but missed the 6:00 boat- we're doing the 7:00-where are you guys going for the warm up (food n booze)? Thanks Andy

    October 22, 2013

  • Kathy M.

    Love living history

    October 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have done this before and this is really awesome!!!

    October 21, 2013

  • Ellen

    I did this in the Brecksville Reservation a few years ago, and it was an amazing experience!

    October 21, 2013

  • Miki

    I will be there! I got my ticket on line. :D Andy, thank you for posting this. I can't wait!!

    1 · October 21, 2013

    • Andy H.

      Miki - good job.. you will love this...!

      October 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Andy,
    I'm on the wait list-but you mentioned the link below is selling tickets, can I go online there and buy a ticket and join the group, or are you just limiting the number for this hike for saftey reasons?

    1 · October 21, 2013

    • Andy H.

      Hi Cheryl.. I dropped the coin for 20 people, hence I'm broke now.. and will be mooching sushi from Miki until all the signed up folks reimburse me.. ha ha. So, go to the website quick like a hiker bunnie and see if you can get a ticket.. :-)

      1 · October 21, 2013

  • Andy H.

    If you are signed up with this meetup you don't need another ticket- I have your ticket!

    October 21, 2013

  • Andy H.

    Please confirm your reservation - if you are unable to attend or change your mind.. please change your RSVP so someone on the waiting list can get in... Right now... additional tickets for this event are currently available for $14 each on the Scenic RR website: http://www.cvsr.com/calendar - 6 more available for 6p at this time. Go there and purchase and join us for this group..!

    October 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How and when do we pay for our reservation?

    October 21, 2013

    • Andy H.

      Hi Karin... I prepaid this and paid all service charges ... So please bring $12/person in cash and pay me - to get your ticket..

      October 21, 2013

  • Andy H.

    Thanks Sandi - yes, this event is truly great and memorable - It sells out quickly, so I purchased 20 tickets to reserve spots for this group.. You will be paying me back when you get there.. please. Please plan ahead to be there on time!

    October 21, 2013

  • Sandi H.

    Did you reserve/buy the tickets already? Or should they go to tthe site - - www.cvsr.com/calendar to purchase them? At 10:18AM Monday - there were 6 tickets remaining for 6pm, 4 Tickets for 7PM, and 12 Tickets for 7:30PM.

    Also I'm one of the Lantern carriers that evening - I'm not sure which timeframe I have. However, when we (NEO Hiking Club) did this two years ago - - We ALL had a great time - and did it over a few time frames.

    1 · October 21, 2013

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