Meet in front of the Brecksville Reservation Nature Center at 11:00 am. The entrance to the Brecksville reservation is on the south side of Ohio State Route 82 in Brecksville, OH.
- From the east, take I-271 to Exit 19 which is Aurora Rd/OH 82. Turn right onto Rt 82 going west. Drive 5.9 miles on Rt 82, then left on Cleveland Metro Parkway into the Brecksville Reservation. After 0.1 mile, continue straight on Chippewa Creek Drive for approx 0.2 miles. Park on right. Walk to the Nature Center following the signs.
- From the west, take I-77 to exit 149A which is E. Royalton Rd/OH 82. Head east for 1.8 miles, then right on Cleveland Metro Parkway into the Brecksville Reservation. After 0.1 mile, continue straight on Chippewa Creek Drive for approx 0.2 miles. Park on right. Walk to the Nature Center following the signs.
This will be a moderate and scenic hike with some hills, and will take about an hour.
After the hike we will have a picnic potluck. There are picnic benches along Chippewa Creek Drive for use on a first come, first serve basis. Please bring a blanket or something to sit on in case we can't find an available picnic bench. We will plan to have our picnic lunch at around 12:30 pm.
What to bring for the potluck: Bring something to share, your own beverage (this an alcohol-free park!), and your own picnic-style plates and utensils.
What to wear: Make sure to wear either hiking boots, or a pair of athletic shoes that have soles that provide reasonable traction for trail hiking (the surfaces are not paved).