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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+)

Archery Outing with Breakaway Excursions

Breakaway Excursions

Private Archery Lessons with optional dinner afterwards. I know you've always wanted to be a toxophile! Or pretend to be a Caveman or Cavewoman! Now is your chance! Join us for Archery Lessons and Dinner afterwards, if you so desire. Clink on the following link to sign-up. Remember to use the promo code: WhyNotDiscount for a 50% discount(cost will be $30) Please wear a sweater or sweatshirt because can it be chilly in the building. You also must wear pants! If you have questions call Pam at[masked] or Doug at[masked] https://fareharbor.com/embeds/book/breakawayexcursions/items/114133/availability/206638115/book/?full-items=yes&flow=no

Hike Penitentiary Glen

Penitentiary Glen Reservation

Explore the Gorge of Lake County in Kirtland. A 4.5 mile hike starts at the Nature Center. Penitentiary Glen is known for the deep gorge that divides the park in two. Settlers in the early 1880s called the gorge "Penitentiary Glen" because it was difficult to get out of the deepest part, much like a prison or penitentiary.

Hocking Hills GetAway

Chelle's Diner

Take a Break from Busy. Get together and leave your fast-paced world behind. Our base camp will be the Beautiful Luxurious Rustic "Eagle Wings Lodge". We will limit this adventure to 16 people. Occupancy will be 2 per room. Please be sure to visit eaglewingslodge.com for more details & photos of this incredible lodge. 8 Bedrooms - 7 Bathes - Luxurious pillow top mattresses - Linens & towels provided - Two 9' stone fireplaces - Large gourmet kitchen - Ten person hot tub - Recreation area - Ping pong table, corn hole & more - Fishing/swimming dock - Spring fed lake & waterfall - Large fire pit. Cost is $172.05 per person (includes all 3 nights). Full payment is required to hold your spot. No refunds for cancellations! If your plans change after you have made your payment, you will be responsible to fill your own space. If you want your own room your cost is $114.70 per night or $344.10 total for all three nights. Those who RSVP will be messaged privately with payment instructions or bring your check to one of the hikes. We did this trip last January and again May and it was very popular. Hocking Hills is beautiful any time of the year. Stay Thirsty for Nature my Friends, Dana

Snowshoe or Cross Country Ski @ Chapin Forest

Chapin Forest Pine Lodge Ski

***PLEASE NOTE THE LATER START TIME*** Note: We will not be doing our traditional hiking this Sunday. We will be Cross Country Skiing or you can go Snowshoeing. Rentals are available on site. If you need to rent equipment please arrive 30 minutes early to allow time to get your gear. Chapin Forest (Lake Co.) 4.5 miles. Meet at the Chapin Arboretum. . From I-90, take exit 193 (SR306). Drive south on SR 306 to Chardon Road and turn right. Take Chardon Road to Hobart Road which is the second street on the right. Turn onto Hobart Road and the park entrance is just ahead on the right.

Past events (448)

Hike Oak Hill (CVNP) 4.9 miles

Oak Hill and Plateau Trailheads

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