Past Meetup

Interurban Rail Trail + Backcountry Rookery Hike

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Free guided hike, but registration is required; register here:

After the herons have migrated south, Geauga Parks occasionally hosts an interpretive hike to the rookery that has existed in this location for 70-100 years.

Our group is meeting early for a short loop hike before the guided hike begins at 3:30. We will then join the large group to be led to the rookery area (which is off-trail and not generally open to the public) via the trail of a former interurban railway track. After the presentation, our group can continue to the end of the rail trail before returning about a mile to the parking lot. [Due to the time change, the sun will be setting an hour earlier, so we can decide when the time comes.]

Total hiking: 3.5-4 flat miles; easy pace. Hard-packed dirt trail + off-trail terrain. Could be muddy.

DIRECTIONS: The Rookery can be reached by taking Rockhaven Road off either Mayfield or Fairmount Road, then turning west on Cedar Rd. and driving to the park entrance.

Click the location above, then "Get directions" to find the best route from your area.