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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

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Upcoming events (3)

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING/SNOWSHOEING

Chapin Forest Pine Lodge Ski Center (Lake Metroparks)

Please Note: If you are renting your equipment. Be sure to arrive 45 minutes earlier to allow time to get your skies and snowshoes.

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING/SNOWSHOEING
Celebrate snow! Experience your parks on cross-country skis and snowshoes!

SNOWSHOEING SLEDDING
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PINE LODGE SKI & SNOWSHOE OPERATIONS
A reservation system is in place for customers who want to rent skis or snowshoes. Advanced booking of a date (up to four days in advance) and block of time (one-hour increments) along with prepayment will reserve equipment. Use of rented equipment will be for the reserved block of time.

Once you are at the Pine Lodge Ski Center, you will check in and provide your driver’s license as collateral while you ski or snowshoe.

After you are finished with the equipment, please return it to the Pine Lodge Ski Center.

Cross-country skis are available to rent for ages 13 and older for $5/hour and ages 12 and younger for $3/hour.

Snowshoes are available to rent for ages 13 and older for $3/hour and ages 12 and younger for $1.50/hour.

If you have not reserved equipment before, participated in a program or reserved a shelter with Lake Metroparks, you must set up an online account prior to renting equipment.

Pine Lodge Ski Center hours (when conditions permit):
Weekdays: 12 to 8 pm
Weekends: 10 am to 8 pm

For up-to-date ski conditions and to find out if Chapin Forest Pine Lodge Ski Center is open, call the Winter Sports Hotline at[masked] x4178 or check Twitter or Facebook.

Hike Deep Lock Quarry & Horseshoe Pond

Deep Lock Quarry Metro Park

Meet at Deep Lock Quarry Parking Lot. Take Marilyn's secret trail to Tree Farm trail (overlook down to Peninsula) and around Horseshoe pond. Then, the return trip is mostly off trail!
LUNCH AFTER, AT SARAH'S VINEYARD 1204 W STEEL CORNERS RD 44223

*$5.00 YEARLY FEE IS REQUIRED AT YOUR INITIAL Whynot Meetup* (THIS COVERS OUR WEBSITE COST OF $100 EVERY 6 MONTHS)

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Hike(X-Country Ski/Snowshoe)Chapin Forest

Chapin Forest Pine Lodge Ski

We will hike Chapin Forest with a 4 mile option or a 6 mile option.
This is also an excellent cross country skiing venue. So, bring your skis if you wish or you can rent them for $5 an hour.
Chapin also rents snowshoes for $3 an hour.
Lunch will be probably be at Tavern 6.

Past events (763)

Cross Country Ski

Horseshoe Pond

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