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WhyNot Adventures Who we are and what we do.

WhyNot Adventures is a social group that in various forms has been sponsoring hiking and outdoor activities of several decades. Our most frequent regularly scheduled activity is hiking on Sunday mornings beginning in October and continuing through April.

As our members have multiple interests including biking, kayaking and camping, these activities are also posted on our site, especially during our non hiking summer season.

Our Sunday Hikes begin at 9:30. Please allow yourself enough travel time to arrive, introduce yourself, and be ready to leave promptly out of consideration for those who have.

We hike rain, snow, or shine throughout the winter and spring, so dress accordingly for the conditions. Our hikes are social events but they are hikes, and though we stop frequently, they are not usually a stroll in the park. It is not always be the case, but depending on conditions, you should expect and be prepared for stream crossings, elevation gains, rough and potentially muddy trails.

Also depending on conditions and the group makeup we may have trail options of distance and difficulty. We stop and regroup during the course of the hike so none are left behind. Always let someone know if you are having difficulty.

Dogs and children who are well behaved and under control so as not to interfere or endanger others are welcome. Park regulations require dogs to be on leash. Leashes for children are optional unless behavior is a problem.

Please come prepared to enjoy the day and your fellow hikers. Many of us go to lunch together at a nearby restaurant following the hike. Food has always an important part of our group activities


Upcoming events (5+)

Cabin Fever Music Night @ Hale Farm

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Tired of being bored in your cabin this winter? Come over to our cabin! Unwind and relax during our Cabin Fever Music Nights. These monthly Thursday social events feature local live music, a roaring fire, MarketPlace shopping, cash bar , food by our own Café 1810 and a featured winery or brewery! 5pm – 8pm Thursdays: February 21 – Zach Friedhof- featured Winery: Western Reserve Meadery

Kent BeatleFest

Venice Cafe

It’s time for the annual BeatleFest in Kent. Several bars and restaurants will feature various renditions of Beatle music. We will start at the Venice Cafe and will also see bands at Dominick’s, Ray’s Place and other venues

Hike Bath Nature Preserve (4 to 5 miles)

Bath Community Activity Center

Meet at Cleveland-Massillon Road entrance, up the hill next to the soccer fields http://www3.uakron.edu/biology/fieldstation/BNP%20Map.pdf There will be optional mileages available, but all routes will go to the Shelter House deck (Bldg not open), the Regle Beagle, which overlooks the Bath Pond. A short walk out to the pier is suggested.

Hike Towner's Woods Park (Kent, OH)

Towner's Woods - Portage Park District

The hike will be approximately 5 miles, with an option for a shorter flat route. The short, about 2 mile, version will be guided by Eric. It will be an interior route compared to the long route. We will seek out each shelter house and rest there while the longer route keeps finding their way back to us, or not. Expect to finish a bit before the regular route folks, then eat together. Lunch in Kent. http://portageparkdistrict.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/TW-webmap.pdf.

Past events (459)

Hike North Chagrin Reservation

North Chagrin Reservation

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