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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 (4)

Opera and Ballet at the Italian Cultural Garden

Italian Cultural Garden

Mark the date and time! More details to come!

Dinner On The Train

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Rockside Station

Please Note; I am in the Silver Lariat Car row SLD seat 17B & 17A in the upper dome section of the car. If you are interested in joining me you need to book your tickets ASAP !!! These dinner train s sell out very quick! All Aboard an Elegant Dining Experience We invite you to enjoy an evening of fine dining on our beautiful California Zephyr train cars as they travel through Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Dinner on the Train is our weekly dinner train that will transport you back to the golden age of railroading. Every Friday night passengers board the vintage Silver Solarium and Silver Lariat train cars to enjoy four-courses of executive chef prepared food. A complimentary bar is available for guests and wine will be poured throughout the courses. Guests will be delighted with remarkable cuisine in an unparalleled setting. The atmosphere on the train creates the most memorable celebrations for any special occasion. Our 1950’s renovated train cars are climate controlled and the exclusive setting lends itself perfectly to history buffs, old souls and romantics. The food is thoughtfully prepared on the train, made from scratch with the highest quality of flavor and presentation in mind. Menu’s will change every two weeks starting in June. Click here to view the menu for June 7 – November 1. A Vegan meal is available upon request at least one week prior to departure date. Please call[masked] ext. 240 or email [masked]. No other dietary restrictions can be accommodated for. The excursion departs every Friday through October from Rockside Station at 7:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to board at 7 p.m. to enjoy cocktails, appetizers, and roam about the California Zephyr train cars. Ask CVSR volunteers about the rich history around, above and within the very train you are riding in! Excellent service awaits you as servers will be on board to walk you through every course. At a Glance •Two-hour train ride through Cuyahoga Valley National Park •Four-course meal produced by an executive chef •Complimentary bar service

Pasture-raised Farm Hike

Tierra Verde Farms

Join us as we tour (hike) a working farm that has pasture-raised cows, chickens, pigs and sheep, and at this time of year baby chicks and other baby animals. Our guide will share with us how pasture-raised animals are raised by rotating onto new acreage daily, removing the need to be grain finished, for 100% grass-fed meat. See how much healthier this food is than store-bought “grass-fed” meat that has been shipped from a great distance! Tour will take 60-90 minutes. You’ll be walking through fields – perhaps muddy – and cover a mile or two. Following the tour, you can purchase meat, eggs, honey and other items (bring a cooler), and we will have a live demonstration of either how to cut up a whole fryer chicken, or how they make honey from honeycombs. Following the farm visit, we will go to a local winery to eat and have a glass of wine on the patio. This event is appropriate for children that can walk a mile, but please do not bring dogs, as we will be encountering other animals. There is no cost for the farm tour, but winery is buy your own food and drink. If you're joining us to the winery please RSVP "Yes" to that event following this one. Tierra Verde Farms (Tour and Hike at 2pm) - allow enough time to arrive a few minutes early. 2212 Alliance Rd, Deerfield, OH 44411 Halliday’s Winery (Following farm tour) 2400 NE River Rd, Lake Milton, OH 44429

Halliday's Winery Visit (Following Farm Tour)

2400 NE River Rd

Halliday's Winery Visit - Lake Milton, OH Join us at the winery after the farm hike. They need a head count to schedule in workers, so I added this as a separate event. If you plan to join us at the winery after the farm tour please sign up here so we have a head count.

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